out of order Definition in British English Dictionary
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out of order

informal
If something someone says or does is out of order, it is unpleasant or not suitable and it is likely to upset or offend people: His behaviour in the meeting was out of order.
Translations of “out of order”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不妥的, 惹人討厭的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不妥的, 惹人讨厌的…
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