upside down

noun
1.
with the upper part undermost.
2.
in or into complete disorder; topsy-turvy: The burglars turned the house upside down.

Origin:
1300–50; re-formation (see upside) of Middle English upsedoun, earlier up so doun (see up, so1, down1; sense of so obscure)

upside-down, adjective
upside-downness, noun
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upside down
 
adj
1.  (usually postpositive; upside-down when prenominal) turned over completely; inverted
2.  informal (upside-down when prenominal) confused; muddled; topsy-turvy: an upside-down world
 
adv
3.  in an inverted fashion
4.  in a chaotic or crazy manner
 
[C16: variant, by folk etymology, of earlier upsodown]
 
upside-'downness
 
n

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upside down
c.1490, earlier upsadoun (1382), up so down (c.1300); the so perhaps meaning "as if."
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Example sentences
They've been in every room in the house-turning things inside out, and upside
  down.
If he mapped north to south, the map in his head inverted itself, as if he were
  looking at it upside down.
They hover often, and also fly upside down and backwards.
Place jars upside down on a cloth, allowing space between jars.
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