out of commission
phrasal 1. out of active service or use 2. out of working order

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • out of commission — Commission Com*mis sion, n. [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.] 1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. [1913 Webster] Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. South. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of commission — {adj. phr.} 1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty. * /When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission./ Contrast: IN COMMISSION(1). 2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of commission — {adj. phr.} 1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty. * /When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission./ Contrast: IN COMMISSION(1). 2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of commission — ► broken or not available to be used: put sth/take sth out of commission »In Port Arthur, three major refineries were taken out of commission by power failures. → See also DECOMMISSION(Cf. ↑decommission), EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY… …   Financial and business terms

  • out of commission — NOT IN SERVICE, not in use, unserviceable; not working, inoperative, out of order; down. → commission * * * not in service; not in working order ■ (of a person) unable to work or function normally, esp. through illness or injury * * * out of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out\ of\ commission — adj. phr. 1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty. When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission. Contrast: in commission(1) 2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of commission — 1. broken or not working. The explosion put the engine out of commission. 2. not able to do the usual things. After her knee surgery, she was out of commission for about eight weeks. Usage notes: used to refer to a person who is ill or injured …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of commission — adjective Not operational or not functioning properly. One pair of handcuffs will put both hands out of commission. Syn: broken, out of order, out of service …   Wiktionary

  • out of commission — more than half of our original computers are out of commission Syn: not in service, not in use, unserviceable; not working, inoperative, out of order, malfunctioning, broken, down …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out of commission — not operating, out of order    My brain is out of commission. I can t think today …   English idioms

  • out of commission — ► in (or out of) commission in (or not in) use or working order. Main Entry: ↑commission …   English terms dictionary

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