out of kilter

Definition of out of kilter

  1. —used to describe something that is not in the exactly right position or condition or is not working in the usual or proper way, etc. Unexpected expenses threw the budget out of kilter.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  proper or usual state or condition :  order


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