turn something upside down

turn something upside down
turn (something) upside down to change something completely.

His experience in the war turned his world upside down.

The crash of the dot-com companies turned lives upside down.

Related vocabulary: turn something on its head

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  • turn something upside down — phrase to make a place very untidy while you are searching for something The police came and turned the place upside down. Thesaurus: to make things untidysynonym Main entry: upside down …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn something upside down — to make a place very untidy while you are searching for something The police came and turned the place upside down …   English dictionary

  • Turn It Upside Down — Infobox Album | Name = Turn It Upside Down Type = Album Artist = Spin Doctors Released = June 14, 1994 Recorded = 1993 Genre = Pop/Rock Length = 52:31 Label = Epic Producer = Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Spin Doctors Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • turn someone or something upside down — tv. to upset someone or something; to confuse someone or something. □ We turned his place upside down, but never found the gun. □ The whole business turned me upside down. It’ll take days to recover …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • upside down — adverb * with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part: The car landed upside down in a ditch. turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting: My world has… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • turn upside down — turn (something) upside down to change something completely. His experience in the war turned his world upside down. The crash of the dot com companies turned lives upside down. Related vocabulary: turn something on its head …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn upside down — turn (something) upside down informal : to make (something) very untidy I turned the room upside down looking for my car keys. The house was turned upside down while the renovations were under way. often used figuratively His whole world was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn (something) on its head — 1. to use something in a completely wrong way. The basic problem is that your report turns history on its head. 2. to change something completely. I really hope that doctors and nurses can pull together and turn the system on its head. Related… …   New idioms dictionary

  • upside down — [[t]ʌ̱psaɪd da͟ʊn[/t]] also upside down 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV If something has been moved upside down, it has been turned round so that the part that is usually lowest is above the part that is usually highest. The painting was hung upside… …   English dictionary

  • upside down */ — UK / US adverb with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part The car landed upside down in a ditch. • turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world …   English dictionary

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