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    Default To burst one's bubble!

    What does this idiom mean?

    To burst someone's bubble.

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    Default Re: To burst one's bubble!

    Hi

    For example: "I had a great idea for a new sport,until somebody burst my bubble".

    It means that the person with the idea,thought etc. experiances a realisation influenced by a second party,that the idea,thought etc CANNOT and WILL NOT work.

    So if you have a great idea etc and you dont think it through,your bubble will be burst.

    It can be used in other contexts,this is only an example

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    Default Re: To burst one's bubble!

    It means to shatter someone's preconceived notion, to point out the flaw in their idealism.

    Some examples:
    New employee: "I'm so glad I got this job! I'm going to work very hard and do extra tasks so that I can get promoted into a management position soon."
    Veteran employee: "I hate to burst your bubble, but I've worked here for 12 years and have had excellent performance reviews and I still haven't been recommended for management. You have to be related to the owner's family to get anywhere in this company."


    Fred: "I just loved Jane Smith on Dancing with the Stars and it's not fair that she was eliminated from the competition so early. She was wonderfully talented!"
    John:"I hate to burst your bubble, but these so-called reality TV shows are not about reality at all. They're scripted in advance, so Jane would have been eliminated no matter how well she performed."

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