knocks (someone) off his/her pedestal

phrase

present tense third-person singular of knock (someone) off his/her pedestal
as in humiliates
to cause (someone) to lose a position of esteem, importance, etc. When the scandal broke, the beloved actor was knocked off his pedestal. She signed up for the marathon in order to knock last year's winner off his pedestal.

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Thesaurus Entries Near knocks (someone) off his/her pedestal

knocks silly

knocks (someone) off his/her pedestal

knocks together

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“Knocks (someone) off his/her pedestal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knocks%20%28someone%29%20off%20his%2Fher%20pedestal. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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