stand on its head

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to stand on its head: pay a visit, in the wrong, in droves

stand something on its head

Fig. to stir up, baffle, or surprise a group or organization. The new owners came into the company and stood it on its head. Nothing will ever be the same. The mayor set out to stand the town on its head, but after one month, it was business as usual.
See also: head, on, stand

stand/turn something on its head

to make an idea or belief the opposite of what it was before The first feminists simply took the accepted view that men were superior to women and turned it on its head.
See also: head, on, stand