topsy-turvy Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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topsy-turvyadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌtɒp.siˈtɜː.vi/  us   /ˌtɑːp.siˈtɝː-/ informal
(in a state of being) confused, not well organized, or giving importance to unexpected things: The government's topsy-turvy priorities mean that spending on education remains low.
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