Definition of back to front in English:

back to front

phrase

British
  • With the back at the front and the front at the back.

    ‘the exhausts had been fitted back to front’
    • ‘The top is a unique reversible front to back, back to front style.’
    • ‘The jury had heard that Mr Roberts said in a statement to police that he might have looked at Mr Reeves's X-rays back to front before the operation.’
    • ‘Any new leader will find it completely impossible to lead a party that is split from back to front, from left to right and from side to centre.’
    • ‘But get this, the policy does cover out patient treatment of the same kind, which seems a bit back to front to me.’
    • ‘‘You know, the baseball caps on back to front, mobile phone glued to the ear, the unbridled arrogance,’ he recalled.’
    • ‘Kirsty, who was born with her heart back to front and with other major organs misplaced, will compete in her wheelchair in a three kilometres junior race.’
    • ‘Three times I was woken by the buzzer noise, half dressed, twice put on my hooded top back to front, fell over my slippers and stumbled to the door to be of help.’
    • ‘The fellow had his cap on back to front just as you did when you were milking by hand as it meant your head fitted more snugly into the cow's flank without the cap neb being in the way.’
    • ‘The whole thing seemed upside down, back to front.’
    • ‘SIR - Am I living in a parallel universe, where everything is back to front?’
    • ‘Just because young people listen to loud music and wear baseball caps back to front, it does not mean they are on drugs.’
    • ‘Pupils at at Southbroom Junior School came up with a different fundraising twist when they wore their clothes back to front to help raise money.’
    • ‘She later underwent a ten-hour operation to correct a fault where the heart chambers were back to front.’
    • ‘This time I was going to do something I already knew, inside out, back to front, sideways.’
    • ‘The library books had been shelved back to front.’
    • ‘Yet he inadvertently put his top on back to front, wearing No 19 on his chest for a few minutes before realising.’
    • ‘I was holding it back to front so the logo couldn't be seen.’
    • ‘Kirsty, who was born with her heart back to front and other organs misplaced, was given only six weeks to live in 1999.’
    • ‘Faults included wires hanging out of walls, holes in the ceilings, door handles fitted back to front and broken tiles.’
    • ‘Then he put a kilt on for the first time in his life and managed to wear it back to front.’

Pronunciation:

back to front

/ˌbak tə ˈfrʌnt/