out of order

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

out of order

  1. (idiomatic) Out of normal sequence.
    You've got my index cards out of order again.
  2. (idiomatic) Not functioning properly.
    The lift is always out of order.
  3. (idiomatic) Inappropriate or unsuitable.
    I suppose my remarks about his wife were out of order.