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shake/rock the foundations of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshake/rock the foundations of somethingshake/rock the foundations of something (also shake/rock something to its foundations)CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENT to completely change the way something is done or the way people think by having a completely new idea Darwin’s theory rocked the scientific establishment to its foundations. foundation
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shake/rock the foundations of somethingYet even as the competition fades into the history books, something also seems to be shaking the foundations of capitalism.The money economy shook the foundations of a society composed mainly of lords and peasants.The thunder seemed to shake the foundations of the building.
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