standing on (one's) head

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standing on (one's) head

With very little or no difficulty; in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I could do it standing on my head! You should ask Johnny for help—he does this level of math standing on his head.
See also: head, on, standing
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Arrived at his destination, the first object that presented itself to his view was a pair of very imperfectly shod feet elevated in the air with the soles upwards, which remarkable appearance was referable to the boy, who being of an eccentric spirit and having a natural taste for tumbling, was now standing on his head and contemplating the aspect of the river under these uncommon circumstances.
Just look out into the yard, and see whether there's a boy standing on his head.
And the floor creaked, and the ceiling was all made of glass mirrors, so that he saw himself standing on his head, and by each window were standing three reporters and an editor; and each of them was writing down what was said, to publish it in the paper that came out and was sold at the street corners for a penny.
When the Inquiring Soul had completed his course of instruction he declared himself the Ahkoond of Swat, fell into the baleful habit of standing on his head, and swore that the mother who bore him was a pragmatic paralogism.