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turned on its head

Italian translation: cambiato/alterato/sovvertito completamente

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English term or phrase:turned on its head
Italian translation:cambiato/alterato/sovvertito completamente
Entered by: Anita M. A. Mazzoli
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21:59 Jun 27, 2007
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: turned on its head
The change in personality had turned the definition of the scale on its head.

Qualcuno mi può dare una mano?

Grazie mille!!!
Anita M. A. Mazzoli
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:56
cambiato/alterato/sovvertito completamente
Explanation:
turn something on its head
1. to use something in a completely wrong way. The basic problem is that your report turns history on its head.
2. to change something completely. I really hope that doctors and nurses can pull together and turn the system on its head.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn on its head
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Francesco Paolo Jori
Portugal
Local time: 06:56
Grading comment
Perfetto! Combacia completamente nel contesto! Grazie anche per la rapidità della risposta e a Silvia! Buon lavoro!!!
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4 +1cambiato/alterato/sovvertito completamente
Francesco Paolo Jori


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
cambiato/alterato/sovvertito completamente


Explanation:
turn something on its head
1. to use something in a completely wrong way. The basic problem is that your report turns history on its head.
2. to change something completely. I really hope that doctors and nurses can pull together and turn the system on its head.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn on its head

Francesco Paolo Jori
Portugal
Local time: 06:56
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Grading comment
Perfetto! Combacia completamente nel contesto! Grazie anche per la rapidità della risposta e a Silvia! Buon lavoro!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxsilvia b: anche nel Picchi: "to stand/to turn st on its head (fig) capovolgere o ribaltare qs, dimostrare l’infondatezza di qs"
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Jun 29, 2007 - Changes made by luskie:
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