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topsy-turvy

Pronunciation: /ˌtɑːpsiˈtɜːrvi; ˌtɒpsiˈtɜːvi/

Translation of topsy-turvy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] desordenado, patas (para) arriba [colloquial/familiar] everything's topsy-turvy todo está desordenado or [colloquial/familiar] patas (para) arriba what a topsy-turvy world we live in! ¡el mundo está loco!
    Example sentences
    • This topsy-turvy condition resulted in an expensive and chaotic quest for new artistic direction.
    • But Sarah's outlook remains optimistic and most importantly as balanced as it can be in the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of an actor.
    • It all converged one day during his topsy-turvy four-month ride as chief executive officer, when Upside magazine listed his company among the hot 100 firms in technology.

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