out of order

idiom

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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“Out of order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20order. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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