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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The world economy is changing beyond recognition, with new centres of growth appearing and the pace of globalisation increasing," said head of the EU's executive body.
Thus the university system is acting as a brain drain, and as a result the nature of Wales is changing beyond recognition with this haemorrhaging of our youth.
Geoff Birkett leads the K2i team and said: "The market place for businesses and professional services is changing beyond recognition.
Dr Hughes explores how traditional relationships within the industry are changing beyond recognition as they are driven by new technologies and consumer demands.
The survey, conducted by regeneration company Liverpool Vision and the Merseyside Property Forum, says the city's commercial market is changing beyond recognition.