Idiom:  sea change

Meaning

Idiom:  sea change

  • a complete change or transformation


Example sentences

  • There's been a sea change in thinking about sexual harassment and assault since the "Me too" and "Time's up" movements.
  • In most of the world, there's been a sea change in popular opinion about global warming, except for conservative Republicans in the United States.
  • There was a sea change in the number of people who voted for progressive candidates in the last election.
  • Since smoking has been banned in public areas in many countries, there's been a sea change in the number of cigarette smokers.
  • There's going to be a sea change in relationships as virtual and integrated technologies develop.
  • Since social media became widely used, there's been a sea change in the way people present themselves to friends and the public. 
  • There's a sea change underway of how people view religion, with Canada increasingly becoming a more secular culture.
  • Uber's peer-to-peer ride-sharing has brought a sea change to transportation.


Synonyms

  • paradigm shift


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