cocked hat

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cocked hat /ˈkɑːkt-/ noun
plural cocked hats
cocked hat
/ˈkɑːkt-/
noun
plural cocked hats
Learner's definition of COCKED HAT
[count] old-fashioned
: a hat with the edges turned up on two or three sides

into a cocked hat

informal
US : into a state of confusion, ruin, etc.
British used to say that one person or thing is much better than another
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