What’s the meaning of “out of commission”?

The phrase “out of commission” is used to refer to a thing that is broken or not working. It’s also used to refer to a person who is not able to do the things that person would normally be able to do – this could be due to an injury or some personal problem that the person is going through.




Here’s an example of it’s usage:

“Out of Commission” In a Sentence




"Bob twisted his ankle playing tennis.  The doctor told him that he 
would be out of commission for 2 weeks."



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