into a cocked hat


informal + old-fashioned
US : into a state of confusion, ruin, etc.
The discovery has knocked/thrown all our old assumptions into a cocked hat.
used to say that one person or thing is much better than another
The old design was good, but this new one knocks/beats it into a cocked hat.

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“Into a cocked hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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