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Meaning of “shake/rock sth to its foundations” in the English Dictionary

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shake/rock sth to its foundations

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