The Alternative English Dictionary: arse over tit

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Entry definition

arse over tit
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (AU, NZ, British, idiomatic, vulgar) Tumbling; falling; upside-down; unstable or unbalanced. I missed the step and went arse over tit.
  • The comparative and superlative forms are uncommon, but do occur.
  • Sometimes abbreviated and slightly sanitised as A over T
quotations:
  • Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit / And when I woke up in my hospital bed / And saw what it had done, I wished I was dead. "" by Eric Bogle (1972)
Synonyms: head over heels, base over apex
anagrams:
  • restorative

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