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English definition of “turn a place inside out”

turn a place inside out

UK informal
to search every part of a place very carefully : I've turned the house inside out but I still can't find my keys .Searching Grammar:InsideInside is an adjective, noun, adverb or preposition. We use inside when we refer to the inner part of something.
(Definition of turn a place inside out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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