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

  • talk out of turn — verb To make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so. Wherever she was, she always essayed the leading social role; and it was seldom that a… …   Wiktionary

  • 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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