out of turn
phrasal 1. not in due order of succession <
play out of turn
>
2. at a wrong time or place and usually imprudently <
talking out of turn
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • out of turn — {adv. phr.} 1. Not in regular order; at the wrong time. * /John played out of turn./ * /By taking a day off out of turn, Bob got the schedule mixed up./ 2. Too hastily or wrongly; at the wrong time or place; so as to annoy others. * /Dick loses… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of turn — {adv. phr.} 1. Not in regular order; at the wrong time. * /John played out of turn./ * /By taking a day off out of turn, Bob got the schedule mixed up./ 2. Too hastily or wrongly; at the wrong time or place; so as to annoy others. * /Dick loses… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Batting out of turn — In baseball, a sequence of nine players come to bat according to their team s batting order, taking turns in an attempt to become a runner and reach base or to help preceding runners to score. Occasionally, one or more batters may bat in the… …   Wikipedia

  • speak out of turn — {v. phr.} To say something tactless; commit an indiscretion. * /You spoke out of turn in criticizing Aunt Hermione s old furniture; she considers herself quite a connoisseur on the subject./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out of turn — {v. phr.} To say something tactless; commit an indiscretion. * /You spoke out of turn in criticizing Aunt Hermione s old furniture; she considers herself quite a connoisseur on the subject./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Talking Out of Turn — Infobox Single Name = Talking Out of Turn Artist = The Moody Blues from Album = Long Distance Voyager Released = November 1981 B side = Veteran Cosmic Rocker Recorded = Length = 7:18 Label = Polydor Writer = John Lodge Last single = The Voice… …   Wikipedia

  • talk out of turn — See: SPEAK OUT OF TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk out of turn — See: SPEAK OUT OF TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of order — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In the wrong order; not coming after one another in the right way. * /Peter wrote the words of the sentence out of order./ * /Don t get out of order, children. Stay in your places in line./ Contrast: IN ORDER. 2. In poor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of order — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In the wrong order; not coming after one another in the right way. * /Peter wrote the words of the sentence out of order./ * /Don t get out of order, children. Stay in your places in line./ Contrast: IN ORDER. 2. In poor… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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