topsy-turvy

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top·sy-tur·vy / ˈtäpsē ˈtərvē/ • adj. upside down: the fairground ride turned riders topsy-turvy. ∎  in a state of confusion: the topsy-turvy months of the invasion. • n. [in sing.] a state of utter confusion. DERIVATIVES: top·sy-tur·vi·ly / ˈtərvəlē/ adv. top·sy-tur·vi·ness n.

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