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rock (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, rock

shake the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son shook the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, shake

rock the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son rocked the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, rock

shake (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake (something) to the foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to the foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake something to the foundations

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shake something to its foundations

If someone or something shakes something to the foundations or shakes it to its foundations, they damage it, change it or shock it very much. Her faith, which had been so strong, was shaken to the foundations. When an American president is forced to resign, the country is shaken to its foundations. Note: The verb rock is sometimes used instead of shake. The music industry was rocked to its foundations last night when it was revealed that the Midlands' top live music venue was to close.

shake/rock the ˈfoundations of something

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shake/rock something to its ˈfoundations

cause people to question their basic beliefs about something: This issue has shaken the very foundations of French politics.
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Having exterminated the leaders, and turned their partisans into his friends, the duke laid sufficiently good foundations to his power, having all the Romagna and the Duchy of Urbino; and the people now beginning to appreciate their prosperity, he gained them all over to himself.
Yet there were in the duke such boldness and ability, and he knew so well how men are to be won or lost, and so firm were the foundations which in so short a time he had laid, that if he had not had those armies on his back, or if he had been in good health, he would have overcome all difficulties.
The Ford Foundation has a long history of funding efforts to subvert national sovereignty and to foment unrest in the interest of pursuing internationalist goals in the United States and abroad.
The California CPA Foundation for Education and Research was created in 1966 following approval from CalCPA's board of directors to form a separate nonprofit corporation as a subsidiary of CalCPA.
The majority of the foundation dogs are in Southern California,'' said Deresa Teller of Simi Valley, the owner of Bella, a border collie who was inducted into the California Veterinary Medical Association Hall of Fame.
Next, apply a light moisturizer--this helps your skin stay hydrated and also lays down a nice base for even foundation application.
Swig has been a Vice President of the Foundation for many years, contributing his time and efforts in support of their philanthropic endeavors.
The James Irvine Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Ford Foundation have collectively offered $500,000 earmarked for artists.
It's no surprise California is at the forefront of the foundation movement--which started decades ago with the constraints of Proposition 13 and has accelerated during the past three years because of the state's budget crisis.
With the 2005 MTNA National Conference just a few months away, now is the time to consider naming a deserving colleague an MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow and having them recognized at the FOUNDATION Gala during the conference.
The donor's supporting foundation role can pass to subsequent generations.
The NL/NL article reports that some NEPA board members "expressed dissatisfaction with the activities of the foundation.
What all of this means is that the decline in foundation giving has only sharpened the Darwinian struggle for grants among colleges and universities.
One drawback of metal base plates and even non-metallic base plates is the possibility of warping the base plate during installation onto the concrete foundation.
is leading a group called the Commission for the Future Direction of the Anglican Foundation in the 21st Century, which is examining whether the organization should continue to give primary support to church building projects or develop significant changes to its mandate.
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