from the sublime to the ridiculous

from the sublime to the ridiculous phrase
used when talking about a change from something extremely good or important to something silly and not important
Thesaurus: words used to describe changeshyponym to change somethingsynonym
Main entry: sublime

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from the sublime to the riˈdiculous idiom
used to describe a situation in which sth serious, important or of high quality is followed by sth silly, unimportant or of poor quality
Main entry:sublimeidiom

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