ass over teakettle
- (idiomatic, US) Tumbling upside down.
- When the top step gave way he went ass over teakettle back down to the bottom.
- (idiomatic, US) Frantically.
- We've been scrambling ass over teakettle to get this thing done on time.
- (tumbling upside down): arse over tip (British), arse over tit (British), head over heels
- (frantically): like crazy, like mad