Ass backwards. The state doing (or having done) something the wrong way.
No no dude, you've got the cables plugged in all bass ackwards.
The art and science of hurtling blindly in the wrong direction with no sense of the impending doom about to be inflicted on one's sorry ass. Usually applied to procedures, processes, or theories based on faulty logic, or faulty personnel.
Once again, marketing wants the poor engineers to build something that will sell, but don't have a clue what that "something" could be. Bass ackwards as usual.