out of control
Also, out of hand. No longer under management, direction, or regulation; unmanageable or unruly. For example, Housing costs are out of control, or The children were getting out of hand again. The first term uses control in the sense of “restraint,” a usage dating from the late 1500s; the variant uses hand in the sense of “power” or “authority,” and dates from the late 1800s.
Related Words for out of controldisorderly, rebellious, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, wild
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Contemporary Examples of out of control
A rising death toll, mass panic, scary mortality rate—what could possibly be good about the out-of-control epidemic?The Upside of Ebola (Yes, There May Actually Be One)
October 13, 2014
Kilmer plays shy Teddy, and Nat Wolff his out-of-control friend, Fred.The Next Great Coppola
May 7, 2014
It was neither the first nor the last time Bieber would be characterized as a petulant, out-of-control little jerk.Why Do You Hate Justin Bieber?
December 26, 2013
These people really have created an out-of-control Frankenstein in this base.Frankenstein
July 31, 2013
The day after Thanksgiving brings huge sales, long lines—and some out-of-control crowds.Black Friday Chaos: Photos, Tweets, Video & More From the Stores
November 23, 2012