Definition of “put sth out of joint” - English Dictionary

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“put sth out of joint” in British English

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put sth out of joint

to prevent a plan from working correctly:

Our whole schedule was put out of joint by the designs arriving a week late.

(Definition of “put sth out of joint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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