galley-west


Related to galley-west: donnot

galley-west

adv
slang chiefly US into confusion, inaction, or unconsciousness (esp in the phrase knock (someone or something) galley-west)
[C19: from English dialect colly-west awry, perhaps from Collyweston, a village in Northamptonshire]

gal′ley-west′



adv.
Informal. into a state of confusion or disarray (usu. used in the phrase to knock galley-west).
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Of course, that knocked the mystery galley-west in a second.
Cobb made none of these generalizations; his remark to his wife that night was simply to the effect that whenever the child looked at him she knocked him galley-west.