arse-over-tit /-elbow
• to fall over in a dramatic fashion, e.g. "I'd had a bit to drink you see and I just went arse-over-tit!".

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • arse over tit — adverb Tumbling; falling; upside down; unstable or unbalanced. I missed the step and went arse over tit. Syn: head over heels, base over apex …   Wiktionary

  • arse over tit — adv head over heels, upside down. The expression is typically cockney, but wide spread in Britain and Australia. The American version is ass over tincups/tea cups. ► She tripped and fell arse over tit down the stairs. (Recorded, plumber, London,… …   Contemporary slang

  • arse over tit — Phrs. Meaning the same as arse over tip …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Arse over tit — upside down; fallen heavily and awkwardly usually in a forward direction …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • arse over tit — Australian Slang upside down; fallen heavily and awkwardly usually in a forward direction …   English dialects glossary

  • go arse over tit — To stumble or fall in spectacular fashion • • • Main Entry: ↑arse …   Useful english dictionary

  • go arse over tit — Vrb phrs. To fall, to trip up …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • arse over tip — adv head over heels, upside down. The expression is typically cockney, but wide spread in Britain and Australia. The American version is ass over tincups/tea cups. ► She tripped and fell arse over tit down the stairs. (Recorded, plumber, London,… …   Contemporary slang

  • arse — /as / (say ahs) Colloquial (taboo) –noun 1. the rump; bottom; buttocks; posterior. 2. a. the bottom, base or tail end of something. b. the seat of a pair of pants. 3. a. a despised person. b. a fool. 4. impudence: what arse! 5. one s body or …   Australian English dictionary

  • arse* —  1. Buttocks. Posterior.  2. Also used loosely to signify any rear part. Also arse end.  3. arse about v. Waste time. Behave ineffectually.  4. arse crawler or licker Sycophant.  5. arse over tip or tit Head over heels.  6. arse up v. Perform… …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • ass over teakettle — 1. adverb a) Tumbling upside down. When the top step gave way he went ass over teakettle back down to the bottom. b) Frantically. Weve been scrambling ass over teakettle to get this thing done on time. Syn: tumbling, arse over tip, arse over tit …   Wiktionary

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