topsy-turvy

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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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