* to tear down the snowman
It means to disappoint someone by telling them the truth or the opposite of what they would like to hear.
''Nadam se da će profesor odložiti test ako ga lepo zamolimo."
" Ne bih da ti rušim sneška, ali nema šanse! "
"I hope the professor will reschedule the test if we ask him nicely."
"I hate to tear down your snowman, but no way that's gonna happen!"
Submitted December 2020