out of whack


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out of whack

1. not working well or not in good condition out of kilter Lifting boxes in and out of the truck threw his back out of whack.
2. not matching out of kilter What we were told just now is basically out of whack with the facts.
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out of whack

 
1. (American & Australian informal) if something is out of whack, it is not working as it should You can use Carol's old bike - the gears are out of whack, but it still goes. If I don't take any exercise for a while it throws my whole body out of whack.
2. (American & Australian informal) confused and badly organized The state budget is way out of whack and politicians are blaming an influx of immigrants. Our spending priorities are out of whack.
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out of whack

see under out of kilter.
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out of w(h)ack

mod. out of adjustment; inoperative. (see also out of kilter.) I think my left eye is out of wack a little. Maybe I need glasses.
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out of whack

Informal
Improperly ordered or balanced; not functioning correctly.
See also: of, out, whack