The idiom out of order means that a machine is not working. We usually see the phrase out of order hanging on a sign on a broken machine, door, and so on.
- The coffee machine in my office is out of order.
- The copier at the library was out of order and the students were upset.
- My air conditioner was out of order on the hottest day of the year!
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