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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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Skipper Zaheer Khan has been rather optimistic about the team's chance in the play- offs despite a topsyturvy campaign.
This match screams goals in a possible topsyturvy encounter.
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A topsyturvy game saw Nunthorpe go in front twice, but Boosbeck fought back and the game turned when visiting manager Naylor left the field and the hosts scored twice more to lead at the interval.
With the flip of a cellular switch, reactive molecules in air pollution can turn immune responses in the lungs topsyturvy. When those reactive molecules fill baby mouse lungs, they can open the door to severe infections and set the stage for asthma later in life, researchers reported March 23.
With their backs against a 21 deficit, the Lady Troopers turned it around in a topsyturvy fourth set.
Her simple life is turned topsyturvy when her former student Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns home after a failed attempt at a career in playwriting in New York.
When gave that rating things were topsyturvy Raw chicken and mince was stored next to cooked items in the fridge, creating a risk of crosscontamination and food poisoning, an inspector found.
The 25-year-old has experienced a topsyturvy Villa career so far - plagued by controversy, injuries, and inconsistent form.
Meanwhile Mohammad Idrissou put Cameroon on course for a spot in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals with a late winner in a topsyturvy Group D clash against Zambia.
The pair, ranked second and third, were never more than a set apart in a topsyturvy match that sawthe lead swing both ways before Barneveld finally pulled away.
Many senators, assemblymen, and Governor Jon Corzine believe that without some kind of subsidy, urban rates would explode and turn the marketplace topsyturvy. And you know what?
My seemingly simple and fun assignment--to interview four area yoga instructors to find out what their favorite yoga pose is and why--turned out to be a bit of a philosophical, physical and somewhat topsyturvy adventure.
Get topsyturvy on that equation and you'd better have plenty of cash to cushion the fall.
Jesus turned the standards of this world topsyturvy. Who is your family?