out of joint
phrasal 1. a. of a bone having the head slipped from its socket b. at variance 2. a. disordered 2a b. being out of humor ; dissatisfied <
losing put him out of joint
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  • Out of joint — Joint Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of joint — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of joint — ► out of joint 1) (of a joint of the body) dislocated. 2) in a state of disorder. Main Entry: ↑joint …   English terms dictionary

  • out of joint — index disproportionate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out of joint — phrasal 1. a. of a bone : having the head slipped from its socket b. : being out of adjustment or harmony : being at odds : unsuitable, inconsistent production costs are now entirely out of joint with retail prices Jack Morpurgo …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of joint — 1) if a system is out of joint, it is not working correctly The new regulations threw the whole system out of joint. 2) if a bone in your body is out of joint, it is not in its correct position See: nose I …   English dictionary

  • out of joint — adjective a) dislocated I fell over and put my shoulder out of joint b) inauspicious The time is out of joint …   Wiktionary

  • out of joint — See nose is out of joint …   English idioms

  • out of joint — Synonyms and related words: amiss, askew, awry, broken, cockeyed, convulsed, deranged, disarranged, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, disjointed, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, displaced, disturbed, haywire, ill adapted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • out of joint — not working properly, out of order …   English contemporary dictionary

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