out of kilter
This picture is out-of-kilter.
- An example of out of kilter is when you feel sort of strange, like you forgot something but can't remember what.
- An example of out of kilter is a painting hung just slightly crooked.
The definition of out of kilter is someone or something that is not quite right or that is a little off.
(comparative more out of kilter, superlative most out of kilter)
Often used with throw, as "an impact can throw the adjustment out of kilter."