topsy-turvy

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topsy-turvy

 
1. (informal) if a situation is topsy-turvy, it is confused and not well organized because things happen in the wrong order or people believe things are important when they are not The government's topsy-turvy priorities mean that spending on education remains low. We're living in topsy-turvy times.
2. (informal) if a room or a place is topsy-turvy, it is very untidy He went out leaving the house all topsy-turvy.

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.