cut down to size

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Related to cut down to size: cut some slack, gunning for, if push comes to shove, pulling the strings, no avail
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Mr Osborne told MPs of the huge loss as RBS was cut down to size as part of the biggest shake up of Britain's banks for a generation.
Neil Warnock's Premiership- bound Blades had been well and truly cut down to size by a dominant second-half display by the home side.
Remember how they spent four weeks of the election campaign calling for the body to be cut down to size or scrapped completely?
Ruddock, who paraded the Six Nations trophy around the Millennium Stadium eight months ago, saw his champions cut down to size by the All Blacks.
If it was an adult organ it would have been cut down to size to fit Tiana.
It should give the field at Ally Pally reason to believe he can be cut down to size on the biggest stage.
A nutty tartan-clad Scot has been cut down to size Down Under.
With guys like Ally McCoist and Ian Durrant around, everyone but everyone is cut down to size.
com Championship 1 table after being cut down to size by Limavady United on Saturday.
He was cut down to size by mother Susan after partying until 6am celebrating his win.
Hooker Mark 'Piggy' Riddell and back Karl Pryce have also been cut down to size.
But instead the 6ft 6in giant was cut down to size by the popular Aussie in the biggest upset of the tournament so far.