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higgledy-piggledy

  
  
If you say that things are higgledy-piggledy, you mean that they are very disorganized and untidy.  
INFORMAL      adj   (=jumbled, untidy)  
Books are often stacked in higgledy-piggledy piles on the floor.     
      Higgledy-piggledy is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
A whole valley of boulders tossed higgledy-piggledy as though by some giant.     
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higgledy-piggledy

  
1   
      adv   all over the place, all over the shop     (informal)   anyhow, any old how, confusedly, disorderly, haphazard, helter-skelter, pell-mell, topsy-turvy  
2   
      adj   haphazard, helter-skelter, indiscriminate, jumbled, muddled, pell-mell, topsy-turvy  

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