Origin of kilter
Examples from the Web for kilter
“Everybody was probably a little out of kilter,” Royko says.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something's out of kilter if I'm doing more emitting than absorbing.
“I guess it was my own sense of proportion that got out of kilter, Gee-Gee,” he finally said.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
"Your thought-works are out of kilter, Sis," declared Chet, laughing again.The Girls of Central High Aiding the Red Cross|Gertrude W. Morrison
Thats so, those youngsters might get something out of kilter, agreed Ned, springing up.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
It came there yesterday afternoon, and seems to be out of kilter.The Motor Boys Over the Rockies|Clarence Young
Them ear-fixin's was good while they lasted, but they got out of kilter quick.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for kilter
Word Origin for kilter
Word Origin and History for kilter
in out of kilter (1620s) variant of English dialectal kelter (c.1600) "good condition, order," of unknown origin.
Idioms and Phrases with kilter
see out of kilter.