Examples of A Shock to the System
He also described going cold turkey for 48 hours as 'a shock to the system'.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )
It may be a shift of just one hour, but the switch to daylight saving time in spring can be a shock to the system.
(NBC Today, )
Following the warmest year ever recorded in the USA's northernmost state, a recent bout of hideous cold in Alaska is a bit of a shock to the system.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - National, )
The gains made by Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party in Sunday's election — 12 per cent of the vote and a place in the Bundestag — are a shock to the system for many Germans.
(Margaret Evans in CBC News - World, )
While the unexpected devaluations of the Chinese currency last week was a shock to the system for many foreign exchange traders, observers say it is unlikely that it will significantly affect Canadian exports and overall economic performance.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )
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