arse over tit

arse over tit

vulgar slang Flipped upside down; head over heels. Used both literally and figuratively. My poor sister just went arse over tit on the ice out there! I hope she isn't hurt! Finding out Bill is selling the company has turned my whole world arse over tit—I can't believe I'm going to have to find a new job after 25 years!
See also: arse, tit
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We'd already endured several painful scenes of Aggie falling arse over tit and smashing her head.
The 'darling', 'queen' and 'the toast of America' delivered the most memorable line of the night as she exclaimed 'My great triumph is not falling arse over tit as I came up those stairs'.
WHEN she stepped up to receive the Best Actress Emmy for her role in Elizabeth I on Sunday Helen Mirren behaved in a less than regal fashion: "My great triumph is not falling arse over tit coming up those stairs" she crudely proclaimed.
BEST Actress winner Dame Helen Mirren insisted her real triumph was, "not falling arse over tit coming up the stairs".
Dame Helen, who stars as the infamous monarch, provoked roars of laughter as she arrived on the stage and announced: "A great triumph was not falling arse over tit as I came up those stairs.
And as Chrissie goes arse over tit and straight into the open grave, what's the betting one of those words is "Whoops