go out of service

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go out of service

To malfunction. Typically said of things used by the public. Sorry, the elevator went out of service this morning—please use the stairs. I was really looking forward to the movie, but the theater's projector had gone out of service.
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go out of service

[for something] to stop working; [for something] to have been turned off so it cannot be used. This elevator went out of service last week. How long has it been since this thing went out of service?
See also: go, of, out, service