arse about face

arse about face

slang Reversed; not as it should be. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Is that dress on backwards? It looks arse about face.
See also: arse, face

arse about face

  (British & Australian very informal!)
if something is arse about face, it is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be No wonder it doesn't look right, mate, you've got the whole frame in arse about face.
See also: arse, face