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 — 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 theatre company — Out of Joint is a British and international touring theatre company based in London. It specialises in the commissioning and production of new writing, interspersed with occasional revivals and classic productions. It was founded in 1993 by… …   Wikipedia

  • put one's nose out of joint — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor. * /When Jane accepted Tom s invitation it put Jack s nose out of joint./ 2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment. * /Joe s mother put his nose out of joint by not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's nose out of joint — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor. * /When Jane accepted Tom s invitation it put Jack s nose out of joint./ 2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment. * /Joe s mother put his nose out of joint by not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Time Out of Joint — infobox Book | name = Time Out of Joint title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of first edition (hardcover) author = Philip K. Dick illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Science fiction …   Wikipedia

  • To put one's nose out of joint — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nose is out of joint — See: PUT ONE S NOSE OUT OF JOINT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nose is out of joint — See: PUT ONE S NOSE OUT OF JOINT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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