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take/bring somebody down a peg (or two)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake/bring somebody down a peg (or two)take/bring somebody down a peg (or two)UNIMPORTANTto make someone realize that they are not as important or skilled as they think they are Evans is an arrogant bully who needs taking down a peg or two. peg
Examples from the Corpus
take/bring somebody down a peg (or two)No harm in taking Evans down a peg.
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