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.

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