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topsy-turvy

1. In a state of chaos or disorder. I was sick with the flu all week, so the house is totally topsy-turvy.
2. Drunk. She was pretty topsy-turvy last night at the bar—I wonder how hungover she is today.

topsy-turvy

(ˈtɑpsiˈtɚvi)
1. mod. upside down; in disarray. He came in and turned everything topsy-turvy.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She was too topsy-turvy to stand up.
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Topsy Turvy is filled with clothing and knick-knacks, from a men's leather jacket or a Talbot's Kids black velvet and taffeta dress for $5, to collectible souvenir porcelain bells for $2.
Each March and August, Topsy Turvy has a bag sale at which customers fill up a bag with whatever they'd like, for $4.
This game re-creates the fun, excitement and action of the film's Topsy Turvy festival sequence in fast-paced, multilevel game play, said Marc Teren, vice president of Disney Interactive Entertainment.
Topsy Turvy secured four nominations in total - its others being best costume design, make-up and art direction.
Mike Leigh said he was delighted with the best original screenplay nomination for his Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy Turvy, which he said was a reflection of the creative input from his cast members.
PUPPET MASTER: Youngsters at Priory Visitor Centre, Priory Place, Coventry, enjoying the Topsy Turvy Dolls event.
Director Mike Leigh's Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy Turvy was also nominated for five awards, including best original screenplay, best actor for star Jim Broadbent and best supporting actor for Timothy Spall.
Fiennes's sister Martha's debut film, Onegin, which also starred her brother, was listed in the outstanding British film of the year category, alongside East is East, Notting Hill, Ratcatcher, Topsy Turvy and Wonderland.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Games", based on the popular 1996 animated film, will be launched in anticipation of the home video release in 1997.
Revenue for the quarter consisted primarily of continued strong domestic and international sales of Monty Python & The Quest for the Holy Grail and Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time and the initial sales of both Disney's Topsy Turvy Games and Ace Ventura, which shipped on the last day of the quarter in limited quantities.
MISS TOPSY TURVY landed the 1m2f fillies' handicap in impressive style, coming from last to first under Chris Catlin to swoop past the favourite Sacred Shield in the final 20 yards.
Trainer John Dunlop said: "Miss Topsy Turvy is a big, backward filly and a lovely horse.
13, 1996--Disney Interactive Entertainment Tuesday released Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Games" on PC CD-ROM -- the second title in its popular GameBreak
10 Salisbury British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Fillies' H'cap 1m2f C4/RUK Card page 30 Key stat Henry Cecil is 2-3 in 3yo handicaps at Salisbury in the past four seasons and runs Sacred Shield What they say Marcus Hosgood, racing secretary to John Dunlop, trainer of Istishaara and Miss Topsy Turvy "Istishaara has been working well of late and is now ready to run.