into a cocked hat

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Definition of into a cocked hat 

old-fashioned, informal

1 US : into a state of confusion, ruin, etc. The discovery has knocked/thrown all our old assumptions into a cocked hat.

2 British 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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