set (something) on its ear

idiom

Definition of set (something) on its ear

informal
: to cause something to be in a state of great excitement or shock : cause a sensation She set the racing world on its ear by winning several major races. His early recordings set the jazz world on its ear.

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“Set (something) on its ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20%28something%29%20on%20its%20ear. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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