skew-whiff


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Adj.1.skew-whiff - turned or twisted toward one sideskew-whiff - turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
Adv.1.skew-whiff - turned or twisted to one sideskew-whiff - turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"
Translations

skew-whiff

[ˌskjuːˈwɪf] ADJ (Brit) (= twisted) → torcido, chueco (LAm)

skew-whiff

[ˈskjuːˈwɪf] adj (Brit) (fam) → a sghimbescio
References in periodicals archive ?
The pavements are strewn with cunning hazards, like those skew-whiff cracks that mysteriously appear overnight to trip the unwary and my personal favourite, the shonky flagstone that looks as solid as the Bank of England, until you stand on it, when it suddenly wallops down on one side and flings you over like a judo master.
She was skew-whiff; wondered if they'd been there in the first place.
Surely and obviously police man-hour schedules are rather skew-whiff. I think that it would be far cheaper and far more useful and productive for communities to have some sort of visible police presence more often in those communities who are subjected to high levels of crime.
'It's only when we have a new staff member that we realise how much we have to steady ourselves against the walls of the corridors.' The floor and bar itself have been levelled off, making the walls and large windows seem all the more skew-whiff. For visitors, Edwards often rolls a marble on the table, which appears to move uphill thanks to the room's strange aspects.
His stamina for Epsom is an even bigger question, and when you see his price for the Derby - no bigger than 4-1 - against the winners of the two races which preceded the Dewhurst, Norway (33-1) and Persian King (25-1), that looks even more skew-whiff.
I don't know about you, but the official season dates always seem to be a little skew-whiff. It feels like we've already had quite a bit of summer already, doesn't it?
Kamran Akmal simply toyed with the PTV bowling after a 45-minute break for lunch and Friday prayers, and after he was gone for a feisty 87, Salman and Bismillah Khan further tormented the opposition in an unbroken century partnership before Bismillah glanced spinner Mohammad Irfan to the boundary to close out a rather skew-whiff encounter.
"There had been signs from the very outset -- Philippe Coutinho letting a pass from Dejan Lovren roll under his foot, Sadio ManAaAaAeA@'s radar provi skew-whiff -- which suggested this would turn into a grind for Liverpool.
She puts on a marvellous moustache -- a bushy black one which curls up at the ends and sometimes, because it's fixed on with elastic, goes a bit skew-whiff.
Derek, 52, said: "Things went a bit skew-whiff when I lost my wife.
Kate loved nothing more than spending time with her it's just that her own plans for the evening were now slightly skew-whiff. She had had it all worked out - it would be just her and Paul, finally on their own together, but now, it seemed, they were to have a chaperone, albeit in the shape of her beloved niece.
Marriages break up, lives collapse and moral compasses go skew-whiff at the slightest sniff of a suitcase filled with wodge.