turn inside out


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Related to turn inside out: refer to, pulled together

turn someone or something inside out

to evert someone or something; to pull the inside of someone or something out to become the outside. (With people, this refers to mutilation.) I felt like the explosion was going to turn me inside out. Ken turned his pockets inside out.
See also: inside, out, turn

turn something inside out

to change something completely turn something upside down It's as if everything I thought I knew about my family has been turned inside out.
Related vocabulary: turn something on its head
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of turn something inside out (put the inside part of something on the outside)
See also: inside, out, turn