informal , chiefly British
In a confused, disordered, or perversely contrary state or condition: the whole place was arsy-versy they got things all arsy-versy
More example sentences
- This book presents waste as an aesthetic category that introduces an arsy-versy world where detritus is precious.
- I try to do it in a kind of arsy-versy way with my system of having an assistant director.
- The creator of these arsy-versy architectonic visions aims explicitly for ambiguity. ‘What fascinates me is how the photographic image can be manipulated.'
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