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Prepositional phraseEdit

out of kilter

  1. (idiomatic) Disturbed; askew; out of order; not working or adjusted properly.
    I stayed up late to watch a movie, and my entire sleeping schedule has been out of kilter ever since.

Usage notesEdit

Often used with throw, as in "an impact can throw the adjustment out of kilter".

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