http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cach...ass+over+tea+kettle"&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3Cliché: Ass over tea kettle
Explanation: 1. To fall down wildly.
2. To flip over when falling.
Country: United States
Which is what egueule had suggested in the FR/EN forum. (ass over tit).The usual British version is ass over tip (or tit), which occurs in James Joyce's Ulysses, among other works. This form also occurs in America. For instance, in The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck has a character say "You jus' scrabblin' ass over tit, fear somebody gonna pin some blame on you."