whole world came crashing down around

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your whole world came crashing down around you

  also your whole world (was) turned upside down
if your whole world comes crashing down around you, something unpleasant happens in your life that suddenly makes you feel very upset or confused Suddenly they weren't popular any more, nobody wanted to buy their records, and their whole world came crashing down around them. When I found out he'd had an affair, my whole world turned upside down.
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Mr Farrell's family have had their whole world turned upside down.
It's taken a trip to the other side of the world to have my whole world turned upside down and I see things differently now.
And even in the dawning days of the 21st century, with our whole world turned upside down, the SUV is the most popular vehicle in the nation.
It tells the tale of a housewife and mother who falls for the charms of a window cleaner and finds her whole world turned upside down.