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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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Spurs and Man City hit five, while March 1975, saw Newcastle lose a topsyturvy game, 5-4, at Bobby Robson's Ipswich Town.
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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.
2 NEWPORT COUNTY'S topsyturvy campaign in front of their own supporters continued with this insanely frustrating defeat at the hands of Plymouth Argyle.
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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.
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.
The second-place Dodgers (58-55) moved within a half-game of division-leading San Diego in the topsyturvy National League West, this just two weeks after they trailed by a staggering 7 1/2 games and were being widely written off for the season.
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.
They reached a new low last time out when they lost 1-0 at then rock-bottom Leicester just a week after almost snatching victory against Arsenal at the death, and Sorensen is at a loss to explain their topsyturvy form.