turn (something) inside out

idiom

Definition of turn (something) inside out 

informal

1 : to cause (a place) to become disorganized while one is trying to find something I turned the closet inside out and still couldn't find those shoes.

2 : to change (something) completely Her life was turned inside out after the accident.

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