From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe out of orderbe out of ordera)BROKENif a machine or piece of equipment is out of order, it is not workingThe phone is out of order again.b)British English informalWRONG/UNSUITABLE if someone’s behaviour is out of order, it is unacceptablesyn out of line American Englishc)WRONG/INCORRECTto be breaking the rules in a committee, court, parliament etcThe MP’s remarks were ruled out of order.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say that a machine or piece of equipment is not working or is broken rather than out of order:The phone’s not working. →order
Examples from the Corpus
be out of order• Oh no, the copy machine's out of order.• Sit down Mr. Phillips! You're out of order.• Some of the pageswere out of order.• At last he called the operator and asked whether the phonewas out of order.• Father, something is out of order here.• A campaignspeechis out of order.• The toiletsare almost always out of order.• Every phone I tried was out of order.• The sobbing woman is out of order, embarrassing, unreasonable.