Play/wreak havoc with something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
play/wreak havoc with something
play havoc with completely disrupt; cause serious damage to.
1989 Vijay Singh In Search of the River Goddess I hate contractors who come from the plains, chop down trees, play havoc with our lives.
play/wreak ˈhavoc with something cause damage, destruction or disorder to something: The terrible storms wreaked havoc with electricity supplies, because so many power lines were down.