cattywampus

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cattywampus

1. Crooked or out of alignment; askew. Your tie is all cattywampus. Here, let me fix it for you.
2. Situated diagonally from someone or something else. No, you know Mr. Jones—his house is cattywampus to ours.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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Or as my Mom would say, "Andrea, you're looking at things catty-wampus." Indeed, I am.
If we look at this as our potential future, it does turn a lot of our basic assumptions and plans catty-wampus.