The debate about entitlements has been haywire in Washington for years.
His latest film, haywire, features a world-famous martial-arts fighter (29-year-old Gina Carano) as a spy on the run.
"Right on course, unless those instruments are haywire, which of course they're not," he murmured.
"Our haywire battery connections are gone," shouted McCready.
haywire instruments jerked the machine back down and then side to side, then into a tree trunk, blindly.
It seems their equipment has been haywire for two days, they haven't been able to get through.
Horses with patched civilian harness gave the transport the appearance of a "haywire outfit."
However, they might just as well have tried to pick off a haywire comet rushing down at them.
"soft wire for binding bales of hay," by 1891, from hay + wire (n.). Adjective meaning "poorly equipped, makeshift" is 1905, American English, from the sense of something only held together with haywire, particularly said to be from use of the stuff in New England lumber camps for jury-rigging and makeshift purposes, so that hay wire outfit became the "contemptuous term for loggers with poor logging equipment" [Bryant, "Logging," 1913]. Its springy, uncontrollable quality led to the sense in go haywire (by 1915).