haywire

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Behaving erratically or uncontrollably, especially of a machine or mechanical process; usually used with the verb "go"
Roughly-made, unsophisticated, decrepit (from the use of haywire for temporary repairs)
Wire used to bind bales of hay
Behaving erratically or in an uncontrollable manner, especially of a machine or mechanical process
{i} wire used to bundle hay
not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
Roughly-made, unsophisticated, decrepit (from the use of haywire for temporary repairs; Originated because of frayed wires sitting near hay in a hot barn, which caused an explosion. The barn ceased to exist, and it was referred to as having gone "haywire.")
If something goes haywire, it goes out of control or starts doing the wrong thing. Many Americans think their legal system has gone haywire. go haywire to start working in completely the wrong way (From the use of hay-tying wire for quick repairs)
wire for tying up bales of hay
{s} out of control, crazy (Slang)
informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
haywire

    Silbentrennung

    hay·wire

    Türkische aussprache

    heywayr

    Aussprache

    /ˈhāˌwīr/ /ˈheɪˌwaɪr/

    Etymologie

    [ -"wIr ] (adverb or adjective.) 1929. hay +‎ wire To go haywire possibly originally referred to the tendency of wire spooled under tension and used in the baling of hay to spring into an unmanageable tangle once a piece had been removed from the factory spool, e.g., "he took off the back of his watch, removed a gear and the whole works went haywire" Or a tendency of slap-dash repairs done with scraps of baling wire to fail catastrophically at times of mechanical stress. Perhaps the meaning of haywire-- all in disarray or disrepair-- stems from this expression.

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