from the sublime to the ridiculous

from the sublime to the ridiculous (from something fine and uplifting to something ridiculous or mundane; from something that is very good or very serious to something that is very bad or silly) — от великого до смешного; ≈ начать за здравие — кончить за упокой

Example 1: From the sublime to the ridiculous the distance is never more than a step. At times the two almost rub shoulders. — От великого до смешного только один шаг, как известно. А иногда и того нет.

Example 2: After the opera singer finished, the master of ceremonies introduced the comic juggler saying, "From the sublime to the ridiculous...."(McGraw-Hill)

Example 3: The evening went from the sublime to the ridiculous, an hour-long piano recital followed by two hours of karaoke. (CIDI)

Example 4: The performances at the festival ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. (CDAmI)

Usage notes
also used in the form from the ridiculous to the sublime