heels over head love

heels over head

Definitions

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  • adv. in disorderly haste

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Just then a splash startled them, for Button-Bright, in his anxiety to see the pool that would "cure" him, had stepped too near the edge and tumbled heels over head into the water.

    Love Letters

  • And the Delaunays (then at the height of their vogue as exponents of the "new" dances) introduced "the Alison amble"; and from Tampa to Seattle, in certain syndicated cartoons of generally appealing idiocy, newspaper readers were privileged to see one hero of the series knock the other heels over head with a copy of Kennaston's romance.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

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  • Ass over applesauce.

    September 22, 2007

  • Parsed or not, I LOVE it!

    September 22, 2007

  • How 'bout ass over teakettle?

    September 22, 2007

  • My parents favor ass over tin cup. Don't even bother parsing it. :-)

    September 22, 2007

  • I always wondered about that phrase "head over heels" too. Doesn't make much sense. But it does sound better than this alternative. ;-)

    September 21, 2007

  • "Hollanden surveyed this outburst with a critical eye, and then slapped his knee with emphasis. "You certainly have got it—a million times worse than I thought. Why, you—you—you're heels over head."

    Stephen Crane, The Third Violet

    When you think about it, this makes more sense than "head over heels," which pretty well describes a normal state of array.

    September 21, 2007