(as) fouled up as Hogan's goat

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(as) fouled 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 fouled up as Hogan's goat. Leave it to Miller to take over and have everything fouled up as Hogan's goat in a matter of days. I dropped all of my printouts, and they're all fouled up as Hogan's goat. Any chance you can help me sort them out?
2. Dealing with mental anguish or illness, particularly related to experiences of war. Believe me, you're not the only soldier to survive the war fouled up as Hogan's Goat. Have you seen a psychiatrist or anything? If you were subjected to months of constant warfare, you'd be as fouled up as Hogan's goat too. The new recruits sent to join us on the front lines were not at all prepared for the horrors of war. They were fouled up as Hogan's goat.
See also: foul, goat, up
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