out of commission

out of commission  {adj. phr.}
1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty.
When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission.
Contrast: IN COMMISSION (1).
2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used.
The strike put the airline out of commission for a week.
John will have to walk to the store. His bicycle is out of commission.
Compare: OUT OF ORDER.
Contrast: IN COMMISSION (2).
Categories: adjective

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