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- adj. dislocated
- adj. inauspicious
- adj. Inappropriate; disordered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. out of place; dislocated, as when the head of a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well together; disordered.
- adv. not in proper connection or adjustment; unhinged; disordered.
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"His sphincter's out of joint for ten years at least.
“You see,” said Holly Andrews, Ailsa’s friend, whose nose had been put out of joint because of the friendship which had grown up between Ailsa and the minister’s wife, “we all feel we’re wasting our time with an amateur ﬁ lm when we’re in the real thing.”