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English definition of “shake/rock sth to its foundations”

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shake/rock sth to its foundations

to seriously damage, upset, or change an organization or someone's beliefs: The scandal has shaken the Democratic Party to its foundations.
Translations of “shake/rock sth to its foundations”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從根本上動搖(某一組織或信仰)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从根本上动摇(某一组织或信仰)…
(Definition of shake/rock sth to its foundations from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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