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Could someone explain to me the meaning of this idiom:
Pats’ Brady takes some air out of Tebow mania
The expression is an analogy to a balloon, or a tire. When some person's ego, or some mania is growing, it can be said to be inflated. Brady let some of the air out by beating Tebow.
I am a HUGE Patriots fan.
Tebow had had six last-minute comebacks in a row. People were saying it was nothing short of a miraculous. Many people were very excited about it.Tom Brady's team is the Patriots, and simply, they beat them. There was no last-minute comeback. No miracle. So all the people who were very excited about Tebow are a little less excited now. He's human.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.