out of order
Definition of out of order
1 : not working properly : not able to be used The elevator's out of order again.
2 : not following the formal rules of a meeting, court session, etc. At the last town council meeting, her proposal was ruled out of order by the mayor. The mayor ruled her out of order.
3 British, informal : beyond what is reasonable or allowable : not right or appropriate Your behavior was completely out of order.
Word by Word Definitions
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: 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
: to put in order : arrange
: to give an order to : command
: destine, ordain
: a group of people united in a formal way: such as
: a fraternal society
: a community under a religious rule
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