ass over teakettle

1. adverb
a) Tumbling upside down.

When the top step gave way he went ass over teakettle back down to the bottom.

b) Frantically.

Weve been scrambling ass over teakettle to get this thing done on time.

Syn: tumbling, arse over tip, arse over tit, head over heels, tits up, frantically, like crazy, like mad
In complete disarray.

After all that hard work cleaning up, along comes one big storm and were ass over teakettle again.


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  • ass over teakettle — American, very informal! if you go ass over teacup, you turn upside down with your feet above your head. She slipped and fell ass over teakettle down the hill …   New idioms dictionary

  • ass over teakettle — falling over backwards, head over heels    The cowboy knocked him off his feet ass over teakettle! …   English idioms

  • ass over teacup — American, very informal! if you go ass over teacup, you turn upside down with your feet above your head. She slipped and fell ass over teakettle down the hill …   New idioms dictionary

  • over — 1. adjective /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ),ˈoʊ.vɚ/ a) Finished; ended or concluded. The show is over. b) (as a prefix): To excess. He is over zealous. 2. adverb /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ),ˈoʊ.vɚ/ …   Wiktionary

  • head over heels — adverb a) Tumbling upside down. She tripped and rolled head over heels down the hill. b) At top speed; frantically. Hearing the noise in the dark, the children ran head over heels back home. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • Arse over elbow — This is another way of saying head over heels but is a little more descriptive. Usually happens after 11pm on a Saturday night and too many lagers! Some Americans say ass over teakettle apparently! …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • arsy varsy — adverb Tumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards. Syn: ass over teakettle, ass backwards, back asswards …   Wiktionary

  • arsy versy — adverb Tumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards. Syn: ass over teakettle, ass backwards, back asswards …   Wiktionary

  • crash — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. collision, shock, smash, shattering; failure, collapse, downfall; burst, blast. See destruction, impulse, loudness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A crashing sound] Syn. clatter, clash, bang; see noise 1 . 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • send him flying — trip him, cause him to fall, ass over teakettle    His motorcycle hit a rock and sent him flying into the ditch …   English idioms


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