rock to its foundations

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rock/shake something to its foundations

  also rock/shake the foundations of something
to damage or change an organization or a person's beliefs very much Allegations of scandal and abuse have rocked the party to its foundations. The ideas seemed to make sense, but shook the foundations of her own Christian beliefs.
See also: foundation, rock
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So, when Delve and Jones, who plays his first game since the Lions tour in the summer, clash at the Regional Rugby Stadium in Swansea, expect it to shake to its foundations.