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arse over tit

English

Adverb

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Positive
arse over tit

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  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Tumbling; falling; upside-down; unstable or unbalanced.
    I missed the step and went arse over tit.

Usage notes

  • 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. "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle (1972)

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