upside down

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English[edit]

A nuthatch upside down.

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upside down (not comparable)

  1. Inverted, so that the top is now at the bottom.
    The Union flag was flying upside down, a sign of danger.
  2. In great disorder.
    The thief had turned the room upside down.
    • Shakespeare
      This house is turned upside down since Robin Ostler died.

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Adjective[edit]

upside down (not comparable)

  1. Inverted; turned so that the top is at the bottom.
    Would you like some of my upside down cake?
  2. (finance) Owing more money for something than it is worth; having negative equity.
    He's upside down on his mortgage.

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