(one's) whole world was turned upside down

(redirected from whole world turned upside down)

(one's) whole world was turned upside down

One's entire outlook, circumstances, or lifestyle were affected or altered (by some event), usually negatively. When I was rejected by the university that was my top choice, my whole world was turned upside down. Lena's whole world was turned upside down when her mom died, and it took a long time for her to find her way again.
See also: down, turn, upside, whole, world
References in periodicals archive ?
A student returns home from university to attend her father's funeral and finds her whole world turned upside down.
A third added: "So sad your whole world turned upside down, sorry for all the families RIP.
"Our whole world turned upside down. We feel helpless and guilty, and yet we are trying to stay so positive to keep Sue fighting this evil disease.
THE family of British backpacker Grace Millane have said their "whole world turned upside down" after the disappearance of the 22-year-old.
When he heard his job was gone, Catalon says it felt like "his whole world turned upside down" and that he'd better call his parents and tell them he was moving home.
Mr Farrell's family have had their whole world turned upside down.
And even in the dawning days of the 21st century, with our whole world turned upside down, the SUV is the most popular vehicle in the nation.
"Our whole world turned upside down." Mrs Cierans said her family has remained by Jason's side since arriving in Sydney on Monday.
It's taken a trip to the other side of the world to have my whole world turned upside down and I see things differently now."
It tells the tale of a housewife and mother who falls for the charms of a window cleaner and finds her whole world turned upside down.