base over apex


base over apex
Phrs. Head over heels, upside down. E.g."His front wheel hit a rock on the road and he went base over apex."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • go base over apex — Vrb phrs. To fall head over heels, to go upside down …   English slang and colloquialisms

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  • base — n Base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork are comparable when meaning something on which another thing is reared or built or by which it is supported or fixed in place. Base may be applied to the lowest part or bottom of something without… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • head over heels — adverb a) Tumbling upside down. She tripped and rolled head over heels down the hill. b) At top speed; frantically. Hearing the noise in the dark, the children ran head over heels back home. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • arse over tit — adverb Tumbling; falling; upside down; unstable or unbalanced. I missed the step and went arse over tit. Syn: head over heels, base over apex …   Wiktionary


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