(as) messed up as Hogan's goat

(as) messed up as Hogan's goat

dated The origin of the phrase "Hogan's goat" is uncertain.
1. In a great state of confusion, chaos, or disorganization. We need someone to get this office in order because it's currently as screwed up as Hogan's goat. Leave it to Miller to take over and have every messed up as Hogan's goat as a day.
2. Dealing with mental anguish or illness. Believe me, you're not the only soldier to survive Iraq messed up as Hogan's Goat. Have you seen a psychiatrist or anything?
See also: goat, mess, up
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