Talk:arse over tit

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This is an adverbial phrase, but the definitions given (which I have commented out) are verbs ("tumble, fall over").

Perhaps this should be moved to "fall arse over tit" and "go arse over tit", which would make it into a verb. — Paul G 16:14, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

the argument for leaving it as an adverbial phrase is that it can be used with several "falling" verbs; 'trip', 'go', 'flip', 'careen', 'stumble', 'pitch', 'topple' etc... rather i think the definition should be changed to an adverbial form, like "violently out of control; head over heels" or somesuch. - TheDaveRoss

base over apex gives, as a synonym, ass over tits - the plural tits seems to make more sense. SemperBlotto 21:27, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Googlefight gives "arse over tit" a 955 to 327 victory over "ass over tits", and most idiom dictionaries list the former rather than the latter. - TheDaveRoss

Arse over tit makes a lot more sense than head over heels anyway. I mean, I have my head over my heels right now( and my tits over my arse).

arse over tip[edit]

The similar phrase arse over tip seems to be the original, if the ngram is accurate. Keith the Koala (talk) 22:09, 24 December 2015 (UTC)