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topsy-turvy

1. In a state of chaos or disorder. I was sick with the flu all week, so the house is totally topsy-turvy.
2. Drunk. She was pretty topsy-turvy last night at the bar—I wonder how hungover she is today.

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.
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Topsy Turvy is filled with clothing and knick-knacks, from a men's leather jacket or a Talbot's Kids black velvet and taffeta dress for $5, to collectible souvenir porcelain bells for $2.
This game re-creates the fun, excitement and action of the film's Topsy Turvy festival sequence in fast-paced, multilevel game play, said Marc Teren, vice president of Disney Interactive Entertainment.
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TOMORROW'S TOP TIPS SALISBURY: 5.25 Kyllachy Storm, 5.55 Lady Heartbeat, 6.30 Iceni Girl, 7.00 Coupe De Ville, 7.35 Look Left, 8.05 Miss Topsy Turvy. SANDOWN: 2.10 Charlotte Rosina, 2.40 Go Nani Go, 3.15 Hartside, 3.50 First Post, 4.25 Elraabeya, 5.00 Great Shot.
The show features the original costumes and set pieces from Mike Leigh's Oscar-winning film, Topsy Turvy. It is being presented by the Carla Rosa Company until this Saturday.
Personally, I could watch Nuts In May, High Hopes, Secrets And Lies or Topsy Turvy every night of the week.
DIRECTOR Mike Leigh charts the lives composers Gilbert and Sullivan in his affectionate biopic Topsy Turvy (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, pounds 12.99).
Low budget film-maker Mike Leigh missed out on a nomination for best director for his movie Topsy Turvy, but he did make it on to the shortlist for best original screenplay.
But soon Topsy Turvy, the highest-rated 109 horse with Jimmy Quinn on the back, replaced Roman Legend.
The session was for over-fives and taught youngsters to make topsy turvy dolls - a traditional doll with a character at each end.
One minute it's the middle of winter, then suddenly it's a balmy summer's day - or so the topsy turvy celebs would have us believe...
Best British actor was Jim Broadbent for Topsy Turvy.
Tribune News Network DOHA Topsy Turvy stunned Courtofversailles, the highest rated in the field, by less than a length to bag the Al Areeq Cup, one of the two feature events in the 25th Race Meeting at the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club Racecourse in New Al Rayyan on Thursday.
Last year, Dex, who dated Julia Sawalha, turned up briefly in Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy and as the chef in Lock, Stock.
The other stars nominated in the same category are Wes Bentley for American Beauty, Michael Caine for Cider House Rules, Jude Law for The Talented Mr Ripley, and Timothy Spall for Topsy Turvy.