bring someone down a peg (or two)

bring someone down a peg (or two)
take/bring/someone down a peg (or two) phrase
to make someone realize they are not as important as they think they are

I think he needs taking down a peg or two.

Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone's emotions or attitudessynonym
Main entry: peg

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bring someone down a peg or two — bring (someone) down a peg or two to do something to show someone that they are not as good as they thought they were. He s one of these super confident types who really needs to be brought down a peg or two …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring someone down a peg or two — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (or bring) someone down a peg or two — make someone less arrogant. → peg …   English new terms dictionary

  • bring something down a peg or two — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring someone down a peg — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone down a peg (or two) — take/bring/someone down a peg (or two) phrase to make someone realize they are not as important as they think they are I think he needs taking down a peg or two. Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone s emotions or attitudessynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone down a peg or two — HUMBLE, humiliate, mortify, bring down, shame, embarrass, abash, put someone in their place, chasten, subdue, squash, deflate, make someone eat humble pie; informal show up, settle someone s hash, cut down to size; N. Amer. informal make someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring down a peg or two — bring (someone) down a peg or two to do something to show someone that they are not as good as they thought they were. He s one of these super confident types who really needs to be brought down a peg or two …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring down a peg or two — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something down a peg — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

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