shake up (1)
Meaning: to make big changes to an organisation and the way it's run, usually to improve itSynonym: transform
- shake up sth The owners hired a new manager to shake up the company because it had been getting too settled in its ways.
- shake sth up The team hadn't been playing well, so a new coach was brought in to shake things up a bit.
The inquiry into the Health Department was intended to shake things up and