Idiom:  out of order


Idiom:  out of order

  • not working
  • broken

Example sentences

— This coffee machine is out of order so don’t put any coins in it.

— I cannot believe the copy machine is out of order again.

— Four of the dryers were out of order so I'm going to a different laundromat tomorrow.

— I've started to keep a log of all the times this copy machine goes out of order.

— The soda machine is out of order but we've already called to have it repaired.

— I'm terribly sorry but our credit card machine is out of order so we can only accept cash and checks this evening.

— Don't go in there! The toilet is out of order and it's really disgusting.

— The flight to Hong Kong was 16 hours and my entertainment console was out of order.

— A:  Is the scanner still out of order?  B: Yes, but we bought a new one yesterday.

— I wanted to make a call but the phone is out of order. Could I use your mobile phone?

— I'm sorry but our soft ice cream machine is out of order. Would you like to try one of our other desserts?


  • not in service
  • on the blink
  • on the fritz
  • out of kilter

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