out of action
out of action
- something is not working or cannot be used
- unable to work or function temporarily
- not operating normally
- a person who is injured or ill and cannot perform activities they usually do
- I’m afraid I cannot tell you the account balance as the system is out of action.
- After suffering an injury in his last match, the player was out of action for several months.
- They had to climb the stairs to the sixteenth floor of their apartment building since the lift was out of action.
- My boss suffered a freak accident and was out of action for a few months.
- He has been out of action for sometime now, do you think he would be able to come back and perform well now?
- The illness he suffered from last year has kept him out of action for all this time.
- Let’s not take that car for our road trip. It has been out of action for almost half the year and we don’t know whether it would function reliably now.
- The footballer slipped and tore his ligament and was told that he would have to be out of action for the rest of the season.
- He had suffered from a heart attack a few months back and it has kept him out of action all the while.
The origin of this phrase could not be traced.
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