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English definition of “stand sth on its head”

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stand sth on its head

to cause something such as an established belief to be doubted, especially because of new information or discoveries: New data has stood the traditional explanation of the island's origin on its head.
Translations of “stand sth on its head”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(已確立的事物)發生動搖,動搖…的根基…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(已确立的事物)发生动摇,动摇…的根基…
(Definition of stand sth on its head from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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