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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.
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Who knows what will happen but the consequences of pulling out of the EU could rock the foundations of both Brussels and Strasbourg in more ways than one.
What they discover will rock the foundations of Hollywood in this tense saga of discovery and danger.
Set to rock the foundations of the beautiful old Bushmills Distiller on Thursday June 12, this will likely be the most intimate and unique gig the Manchester superstars will play for a very long time.
To rock the foundations of Liverpool In a Joseph Williamson type underground Cave.
He said: "When you've got two big wigs and they're not agreeing, it can rock the foundations of the club and this is rocking the foundations of one of the most famous clubs in the country.
The ramifications would be rock the foundations of a club who finished as Premier League runners-up twice during the 1990s.
It is the third volume of his "detective criticism" cycle--a series of works that seeks to rock the foundations of the genre--in which Bayard places some of the most renowned and cherished hermeneuts in our fictional culture dramatically on trial.
A new legal bill could rock the foundations of Midlands employers, as the Government plans to introduce corporate negligence laws, enabling companies to be prosecuted for manslaughter.
Tomorrow night's Panorama expose will send out shockwaves likely to rock the foundations of British racing - but it
And it is just one of many tales in a controversial new book which threatens to rock the foundations of Irish society.
As scandal after scandal continues to rock the foundations of the business community, many theories have surfaced seeking to explain why such an ethical void exists in today's corporate culture.
Local residents report that they frequently have to take evasive action to avoid accidents and aggressive driving, while speeding pantechnicons rock the foundations of their houses.
But, trust me, this revelation will rock the foundations of your 26-year marriage.
Birmingham City's Mr Sullivan said: 'Birmingham is a great city and if Longbridge goes then it will rock the foundations of the city's financial base.