be out of control

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be out of control

1. To be acting without responding to manual direction or input. The machine is out of control, and I don't know how to turn it off!
2. To be reckless or wild; to be in an unruly or unmanageable state or manner. I'm sorry for the way I acted last night. I had too much to drink and was out of control. The real estate market in this city is totally out of control.
See also: control, of, out
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be, get, etc. out of conˈtrol

be or become impossible to manage or to control: The children are completely out of control since their father left.A truck ran out of control on the hill.
See also: control, of, out
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