knock someone off their pedestal

knock someone off their pedestal
knock someone off their pedestal phrase
to show that someone who is very successful or admired or loved very much has faults like everyone else
Thesaurus: to harm someone's reputationsynonym
Main entry: pedestal

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  • knock (someone) off (their) pedestal — put (someone) on a pedestal to believe that someone is perfect. This recent scandal has really knocked the President off his pedestal. (= shown people that he is not perfect) …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock someone off their pedestal — to show that someone who is very successful or admired or loved very much has faults like everyone else …   English dictionary

  • put someone on a pedestal — put (someone/something) on a pedestal to behave as if one person is more important than others. They put the local doctor on a pedestal, seldom questioning his word or his authority. Professional athletes are often put on a pedestal, and they… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pedestal — ped|es|tal [ pedıstl ] noun count a base on which something such as a STATUE stands knock someone off their pedestal to show that someone who is very successful or admired or loved very much has faults like everyone else put someone on a pedestal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pedestal — UK [ˈpedɪst(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms pedestal : singular pedestal plural pedestals a base on which something such as a statue stands • knock someone off their pedestal put someone on a pedestal …   English dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put something on a pedestal — put (someone/something) on a pedestal to behave as if one person is more important than others. They put the local doctor on a pedestal, seldom questioning his word or his authority. Professional athletes are often put on a pedestal, and they… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put on a pedestal — put (someone/something) on a pedestal to behave as if one person is more important than others. They put the local doctor on a pedestal, seldom questioning his word or his authority. Professional athletes are often put on a pedestal, and they… …   New idioms dictionary

  • ped·es·tal — /ˈpɛdəstl̩/ noun, pl tals [count] 1 : the base of a column or other tall object the pedestal of a vase/lamp/statue 2 used to describe the position of someone who is admired, successful, etc. Her boyfriend put/placed her on a pedestal. [=thought… …   Useful english dictionary

  • WMAC Masters — is a live action television show produced by Norman Grossfeld featuring choreographed martial arts fights. It was created and licensed by 4Kids Entertainment. The show, while featuring real martial arts by trained martial artists, depicted a… …   Wikipedia

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