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English definition of “topsy-turvy”

topsy-turvy

adjective, 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.
Synonym
Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of topsy-turvy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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