Order; an order, out of order,made to order, in order to

Meaning of expressions with ORDER

in order to, made to order, out of order, an order

an order

· a request to supply goods

  • – I made an order for 50 footballs last week, could you tell me when they will be delivered, please?

out of order

· doesn’t work/function

  • – I had to walk up the stairs as the lift is out of order.

Made to order

· made to fit a specific design or size

  • – A lot of basketball players have to have their clothes made to order

in order to

· so as to, explains why something is done

  • – We closed the window in order to stop the mosquitoes coming in

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