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Related to kilter: out of kilter
Good condition; proper form: "policy 'adjustments' designed to bring the ... country's economy back into kilter with the Western economic system" (Edward Zuckerman).
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working order or alignment (esp in the phrases off kilter, out of kilter)
[C17: origin unknown]
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good condition; order: The engine was out of kilter.
[1650–60, Amer.; variant of dial. kelter, of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||kilter - in working order; "out of kilter"; "in good kilter"|
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kilter[ˈkɪltəʳ] N to be out of kilter [mechanism] → estar descentrado
business is bad and everything's out of kilter → el negocio va mal y todo anda desbaratado
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kilter[ˈkɪltəʳ] n (fam) out of kilter → fuori fase
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