rock the foundations of (something)

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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.
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What the turmoil is doing is rocking the foundations of one of the most famous clubs in this country and that is not good.
He said: "When you've got two big wigs and they're not agreeing, it can rock the foundations of the club and this is rocking the foundations of one of the most famous clubs in the country.
The new season of Ghost Whisperer plunges into new territory by literally rocking the foundations of the series with a new mythology - Love Transcends Death.
Rocking the Foundations of Cartesian Knowledge: Critical Notice of Janet Broughton, Descartes's Method of Doubt, LEX NEWMAN
The musical - rocking the foundations of the normally-staid Birmingham Repertory Theatre - is about a clean-cut couple, Brad and Janet, who break down in their car on a stormy night in the middle of nowhere.
Speakers will come from the creative community, label representatives, experts on copyright issues and the technology leaders who are creating and marketing the hardware and software that are rocking the foundations of the music industry.