The sordid revelations did deflate Ensign's poll numbers for a while.
Even if Tim Cook, the new CEO, proves as able as he has been as acting CEO, the balloon will deflate.
For years, Rove has made it a hobby of sorts to deflate conservatives more popular with the base than he is.
This will be salutary, and will deflate some of the pomposity-born-of-precociousness that bedevils Obama.
This can deflate your ego or spark competitive antics or both.
It may tend to deflate our ego to think that there may be intelligent beings not too different from us who are advanced beyond us.
But Millaird's tone, intended to deflate, had no effect on the major.
On landing they would solemnly don their clothes, deflate the skins, and go their way.
German cockroaches may attack newly molted nymphs of their own kind and cause them to deflate (Gould and Deay, 1938).
It seemed most everyone was rushing to deflate the pizza bubble and end our love affair with the anchovy.