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Meaning of out of sorts #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:24 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Test No. incompl/inter-93 "Hotchpotch", question 3

I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him - in fact he was really out of ..........

(a) order
(b) form
(c) sorts
(d) trend

Test No. incompl/inter-93 "Hotchpotch", answer 3

I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him - in fact he was really out of sorts.

Correct answer: (c) sorts

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I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him - in fact he was really out of form.
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So, does this mean "sick"?
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Meaning of out of sorts #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:09 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

If you are out of sorts, you are unhappy or unsatisfied with something.

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Unhappy or satisfied
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Meaning of out of sorts #4 (permalink) Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:02 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Hi,

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I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him - in fact he was really out of ..........

I felt that if he didn't look very well (not very healthy) then he was out of form (physically unwell) would be closer in meaning to the former. Why b) is wrong?

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Meaning of out of sorts #5 (permalink) Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:12 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Hi,

I don't know the phrase 'out of form'. The expression 'out of sorts' is the accepted one suggesting that there is something wrong with you but it isn't very serious.

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Meaning of out of sorts #6 (permalink) Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:54 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Why "out of order" can't be used here?

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Meaning of out of sorts #7 (permalink) Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:59 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Hi,

'Out of order' refers to things like machines and means they do not work. You could go to a ticket machine to pay for your car park and there would be a notice with the words: 'Out of order' and that means you can't use that machine because it's broken.

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Meaning of out of sorts #8 (permalink) Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:59 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Hi,

Why "out of trend" is incorrect?
"He didn't look well" means he was sick or he wore badly?

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Meaning of out of sorts #9 (permalink) Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:18 am   Meaning of out of sorts
 

Wly wrote:
Hi,

Why "out of trend" is incorrect?
"He didn't look well" means he was sick or he wore badly?

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Hi,

'He didn't look well' suggests that he appeared to be ill/sick. 'Out of trend' is not a regular expression. The only expression near to this is 'out of fashion', which means no longer fashionable.

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