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Nothing in this world lasts forever, so it's best to be prepared for the day things fall apart. This week we'll teach you the language you'll need to talk about the worst when it happens, and even help you take some action to fix the situation!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • When a machine or device is out of order, it isn't working well or isn't working at all.
  • 機械や装置の調子が悪かったり、全く機能していないと言いたいときは、out of order という表現を使います。


  1. We'll have to take the stairs. The elevator is out of order.
  2. After the earthquake, the phones were out of order for three days.
  3. The coffee machine has been out of order since last Tuesday. I hope they fix it soon.
  4. a: Haven't you sent that fax yet?
    b: I've been trying to, but the fax machine seems to be out of order.

英会話レッスンTake care!