change beyond (all) recognition

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change beyond (all) recognition

To change so much or so dramatically as to now be completely unfamiliar or unrecognizable. I wouldn't have recognized her if she hadn't introduced herself—she's really changed beyond all recognition since we were kids!

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.
See also: beyond, of, out, recognition
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Our lives have changed beyond recognition and our hectic work schedules have made it difficult to make things work.
The audiences have also changed beyond recognition as they warm to present day comedians but I am afraid many would have never survived during my club years.
Each of the characters tries in a different way to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition.
Birmingham City University has facilities that rival anything in the television industry, is right in the centre of a city that has changed beyond recognition in recent years and offers the sort of contemporary education I would have killed for when I was a kid.
Birmingham City University has facilities that rival anything in the television industry, is right in the centre of a city that has changed beyond recognition in recent years, and offers the sort of contemporary education I would have killed for when I was a kid.
Chief executive Tim Pryce said: "Over the last decade, the group has changed beyond recognition.
Many high streets have changed beyond recognition due to the volume of migrants wishing to bring their culture and traditions to the UK instead of integrating with British society.
The world I live in has changed beyond recognition for many living and working today.
Since that time, the worlds of commerce and industry have changed beyond recognition.
I feel as if this is a continually evolving city and in the next 20 years it would have changed beyond recognition, yet maintaining its unique character.
However, defender Fontaine says the mindset and character of the Easter Road men have changed beyond recognition since Stubbs took charge.
The difference between this Worcester scene nearly 60 years ago, and now, isn't just the floodwaters -- the buildings have gone or changed beyond recognition as well.
LIVERPOOL has changed beyond recognition in recent years and will continue to do so with major construction projects planned for across the city.
Video calls, online shopping and dating, even education and travel might all be things that could be changed beyond recognition with good 3D virtual reality.
His boss at Adonis Cabaret, Tristan Mills, said: "In the past year Kieran's life has t changed beyond recognition, but he insists the stripping and the plastering keep him grounded.