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English definition of “turn (sth) upside down”

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turn (sth) upside down

to (cause something to) change completely and in a bad way: Another poor harvest could turn the country's economy upside down. Their lives were turned upside down when their son was arrested.
Translations of “turn (sth) upside down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (把…)弄得亂七八糟, (使)變得淩亂不堪…
in Chinese (Simplified) (把…)弄得乱七八糟, (使)变得凌乱不堪…
(Definition of turn (sth) upside down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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