all over the place like a mad woman's custard

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all over the place like a mad woman's custard

Primarily heard in UK.
1. Moving erratically or out of control. The roads were so icy that the car was all over the place like a mad woman's custard for the whole drive home. Molly is walking now, but, like any toddler, she's pretty much all over the place like a mad woman's custard. I have a hard time biking around here in the rain. When the ground is so slippery, I feel like I'm all over the place like a mad woman's custard.
2. In a disorganized state. Hey, I don't want to see your things all over the place like a mad woman's custard—clean 'em up. Well, your term paper was all over the place like a mad woman's custard, but you did eventually find a compelling thesis on page eight. We'll never find all the papers we dropped, they're all over the place like a mad woman's custard now.
See also: all, like, mad, over, place
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