shake (something) to its foundations

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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.
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The Meadowbank Sports Centre is due to demolished soon but the venue was shaking to its foundations as the two went toe to toe for 12 rounds before the Englishman won on points.
In a week which has been dominated by negativity caused by Daryl Janmaat's dressing-room implosion and off-the-field issues, Benitez hopes St James' is shaking to its foundations for the right reasons by the time the final whistle sounds against Swansea.
But four tries and a 27 points victory later and Thomond Park was shaking to its foundations after one of the greatest wins on Irish soil in the sport's history.