back to front


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back to front

Backwards. You've definitely got that dress on back to front—the zipper is supposed to be in the back!
See also: back, front

ˌback to ˈfront

with the front part where the back should be: You’ve got your jumper on back to front.
See also: back, front
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The standing O for the Cardinal's opposition to abortion swept the church from back to front and finally lifted the assembled pols in the front two rows.
Maria dei Miracoli, Venice, on p332, are printed back to front).
JACKSON TRIBE Prince and Paris smile for the snappers after acting class OFF THE WALL: Dad Jacko gives peace sign BEAT IT: Paris gets her hand signal back to front
And then, yesterday, I was getting ready to take the dog for her morning walk when I discovered I had made the same sartorial faux pas myself and I had my trousers on back to front.
He's got his trousers on back to front and can't get his hand in his pocket.
REGARDING "Abig mistake" recently on the letters page:AHolcroft's letter mistakenly said StGeorge's Hall was built back to front.
Thismagnificent buildingwas not built back to front. Pictures of the newly built StGeorge's Hall clearly showSt John's Church in the background therefore the front entrancewould not have been designed to be directly facing the church.
"Andy Thomson's fourth goal was as good as you'll see anywhere but from back to front everybody was terrific.
He had a distinctive red baseball cap, worn back to front, with the letters JW.
Writing became important, and he adopted a simple and direct procedural formula--"upside down, back to front, and the wrong way round"--for transforming his raw material.
Elliott from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff realized that "the person who had described it had somehow gotten it back to front.'
Readers can't get a fix on words or letters, which results in text "swimming" on the page or being seen back to front.