Examples from the Web for haywire
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.Flick Picks: Does ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ Exploit 9/11?|Ramin Setoodeh, Peter Travers|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
However, they might just as well have tried to pick off a haywire comet rushing down at them.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal|Robert Sydney Bowen
"Right on course, unless those instruments are haywire, which of course they're not," he murmured.Dave Dawson at Casablanca|Robert Sydney Bowen
Horses with patched civilian harness gave the transport the appearance of a "haywire outfit."The Story of the "9th King's" in France|Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
It seems their equipment has been haywire for two days, they haven't been able to get through.Moon Glow|G. L. Vandenburg
"Our haywire battery connections are gone," shouted McCready.The Solar Magnet|Sterner St. Paul Meek
British Dictionary definitions for haywire
adjective (postpositive) informal
Word Origin for haywire
Idioms and Phrases with haywire
see go haywire.