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- adj. Oriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.
- adj. Hopelessly misguided; having taken the utterly wrong choice.
- adv. Moving backwards, that is, rear end first.
- adv. In a hopelessly misguided manner.
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I don't know about you, but it seems to me we've got our carbon policy ass-backwards.
This is the most ass-backwards way of doing science that I have ever heard of.
On another occasion he described him as "an ass-backwards Sherlock Holmes".
ACORN, despite the videos, had done nothing wrong, other than helping poor people -- a mortal trespass in the ass-backwards world of far-right conservatives who, like their self-proclaimed spiritual guide, Jesus of Nazareth, are evidently opposed to helping poor people.
I'm reading your blog backwards (or ass-backwards, as it were), so I just got here today, the 27th, which makes keeping one's resolutions for December much easier.
It got so ass-backwards that the other day Ben Nelson, who successfully held out for anti-abortion language and a sweetheart deal for Nebraska's Medicaid as the price of his vote, found himself facing a wholesale voter backlash.
These ideologies, so fanatically nursed, are best described as spectacularly ass-backwards (to borrow an appalling, phlegmatic phrase).
By the way, you probably noticed the Dachshund is ass-backwards, like the approach of many "bike activists."
“This thing was ass-backwards to anything a helicopter guy had ever seen,” Wilson told me years later.
Vitty-cent says package has "ass-backwards" approach
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