out of order

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Ⅰ.
out of order
not acceptable according to a law or rule, or according to what people think is correct or suitable: »

Her comments were ruled out of order by the chairperson.

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The Press Complaints Commission acknowledged that newspaper coverage of the event had been completely out of order.

a machine that is out of order is not working correctly: »

All our elevators are currently out of order.

documents, files, etc. that are out of order are not arranged in the correct way: »

The pages I printed out were all out of order.

Main Entry: order
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out of order UK US adjective [after noun]
machines that are out of order are broken or not working correctly: »

All elevators in the building are currently out of order.

LAW remarks or actions that are out of order are not acceptable under the rules: »

Proposals to amend the tax laws were ruled out of order by legal advisers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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