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

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"shake/rock sth to its foundations" in British English

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shake/rock sth to its foundations

to seriously damage, upset, or change an organization or someone's beliefs:

The scandal has shaken the Democratic Party to its foundations.

(Definition of “shake/rock sth to its foundations” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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