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- (idiomatic) Out of normal sequence.
- Antonym: in order
- You've got my index cards out of order again.
- (idiomatic) Not functioning properly.
- (idiomatic) Inappropriate or unsuitable.
- Synonym: out of line
- I suppose my remarks about his wife were out of order.
- Not in order: not according with with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body.
not functioning properly
inappropriate or unsuitable