(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!"