Altering beyond all recognition - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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alter beyond (all) recognition
To change so much or so dramatically as to now be unfamiliar or unrecognizable. She had shown me some early drafts, but her final copy was really altered beyond all recognition.
change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition change, etc. such a lot that people do not recognize you, it, etc: I went back to Birmingham after 20 years and it had changed beyond all recognition. ♢ She had changed beyond all recognition since I last saw her.