turn someone's life upside down

turn someone's life upside down
turn someone’s life/world/upside down phrase
to change someone’s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting

My world has been turned upside down by this disease.

Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone's emotions or attitudessynonym
Main entry: upside down

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  • turn someone's world upside down — turn someone’s life/world/upside down phrase to change someone’s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world has been turned upside down by this disease. Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone s emotions or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • upside down — adverb * with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part: The car landed upside down in a ditch. turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting: My world has… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upside down */ — UK / US adverb with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part The car landed upside down in a ditch. • turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world …   English dictionary

  • upside down — upside down1 adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: up so down up as if down (14 16 centuries)] 1.) with the top at the bottom and the bottom at the top ▪ To get the plant out of the pot, turn it upside down and give it a gentle knock. 2.) turn sth upside …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌupside ˈdown */ — adv with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part The car landed upside down in a ditch.[/ex] • turn sb s life / world upside down to change someone s life completely[/ex] turn sth upside down to make a place very untidy while you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • turn — turn1 W1S1 [tə:n US tə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(your body)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(move around central point)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(attention/thoughts)¦ 7 turn your back (on somebody/something) 8¦(age/time)¦ 9 turn something inside out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • turn — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] ♦ turns, turning, turned (Turn is used in a large number of other expressions which are explained under other words in the dictionary. For example, the expression turn over a new leaf is explained at leaf.) 1) VERB When you turn …   English dictionary

  • turn — turnable, adj. /terrn/, v.t. 1. to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or tightening: to turn a key; to turn the cap of a …   Universalium

  • turn — /tɜn / (say tern) verb (t) 1. cause to move round on an axis or about a centre; rotate: to turn a wheel. 2. to cause to move round or partly round, as for the purpose of opening, closing, tightening, etc.: to turn a key. 3. to reverse the… …  

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