out of phase


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out of phase (with someone or something)

Not or no longer happening, functioning, or moving at the same time and pace as someone or something else; in an unsynchronized or uncoordinated manner. If your teammates are out of phase, you're going to have a hard time getting this project done correctly and on time. If the coolant system is out of phase with the energy output, it could lead to a core meltdown.
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out of phase

Also, out of sync. In an unsynchronized or uncorrelated way. For example, Inventory control and shipping are out of phase, so we can't rely on their figures, or The lights are out of sync and keep flashing at random. For dates, see the antonym in phase.
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in ˈphase/out of ˈphase (with something)

(British English) working/not working together in the right way: The traffic lights were out of phase.
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out of phase

In an unsynchronized or uncorrelated way.
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