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English definition of “go arse over tit/tip”

go arse over tit/tip

UK (US go ass over (tea)kettle) offensive
to lose your balance suddenly and fall over: I fell off my bike and went arse over tit.Falling and droppingMoving downwardsTurning upside down
(Definition of go arse over tit/tip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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