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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If we base our perceptions of truth on what are essentially feelings rather than knowledge, we are getting it cattywompus. We are using the wrong part of our noggin.