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English definition of “turn a place inside out”

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turn a place inside out

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.
Translations of “turn a place inside out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底搜查…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底搜查…
(Definition of turn a place inside out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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