out of tune

idiom

Definition of out of tune

1 : in a state in which the correct musical sound is not played or sung The piano was out of tune.
2 : in a state in which people do not agree with or understand one another usually + withHis speech was completely out of tune with our concerns.
3 : in a state in which one thing does not agree with or match another usually + withHis values are out of tune with the times.

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“Out of tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20tune. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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