turn inside out


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Related to turn inside out: refer to, pulled together

turn (someone or something) inside out

1. To have the inside part or surface turned outward; to be reversed. I was in such a rush this morning that I didn't even notice that my pants were turned inside out!
2. To affect or alter something completely. Being rejected from the university that was my top choice turned my whole world inside out.
See also: inside, out, turn

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 ˌinside ˈout/ˌupside ˈdown


1 make a place very untidy when you are searching for something: I’ve turned this drawer inside out but I can’t find my passport.The thieves turned the office upside down but they didn’t find anything valuable.
2 cause large changes: The new manager turned the old systems inside out.