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rock (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, rock

shake the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son shook the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, shake

rock the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son rocked the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, rock

shake (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake (something) to the foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to the foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake something to the foundations

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shake something to its foundations

If someone or something shakes something to the foundations or shakes it to its foundations, they damage it, change it or shock it very much. Her faith, which had been so strong, was shaken to the foundations. When an American president is forced to resign, the country is shaken to its foundations. Note: The verb rock is sometimes used instead of shake. The music industry was rocked to its foundations last night when it was revealed that the Midlands' top live music venue was to close.

shake/rock the ˈfoundations of something

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shake/rock something to its ˈfoundations

cause people to question their basic beliefs about something: This issue has shaken the very foundations of French politics.
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For those of you interested in applying for the Foundational Economy Challenge Fund, applications are open until July 12 and you can register your interest by calling 0300 060 3000.
If we get it right, the foundational economy approach offers the chance to reverse the deterioration of employment conditions, stop the leakage of money from our communities and reduce the environmental cost of extended supply chains.
While Foundational and Workflow Learning both focus on the current status, Performance Learning aggregates and synthesizes learning toward what ought to be.
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The Military Police command celebrated yesterday the graduation of the 86th newcomers' foundational course for a number of its recruits under the theme "Military Police Duties in Peace and War." The ceremony was held under the patronage of HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah and in the presence of Military Police Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Meshi Al Ahbabi.
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Community College of Denver's Foundational Skills Institute has been awarded three grants totaling $1,394,788 for ongoing work in providing educational resources for adult learners to earn a high school equivalency diploma, improve English as a second language skills and provide support for students going into certificate and degree programs.
Acuity Institute's Lean Foundations course has been designed to provide a foundational knowledge of this fundamental methodology, essential for anyone who will be working on Lean projects.
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This has certainly been the case in part of the economy we define as the 'foundational economy'--the sheltered sector of our national economy that supplies the mundane but essential goods and services which are the infrastructure of civilised life: pipe and cable utilities, food processing and distribution, retail banking, plus health, education and welfare services.
The articles focus on one of two themes: (1) the foundational elements of trial practice and (2) future challenges.
In this new role, Kesler will lead the strategic vision for the company's foundational wireless power transfer technology.
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