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stand sth on its head

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