Higgledy-piggledy

In great confusion; at sixes and sevens. A higgler is a pedlar whose stores are all huddled together. Higgledy means after the fashion of a higgler's basket; and piggledy is a ricochet word suggested by litter; as, a pig's litter.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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