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Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

  1. Several Ninjas profile image79
    Several Ninjasposted 5 years ago

    Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    In the UK we say out of 'bonk', or, out of 'kilter'.  bonk and kilter are used to refer to balance, true, alignment, so presumably 'whack'  means the same.

  3. Cathleena Beams profile image73
    Cathleena Beamsposted 5 years ago

    Whack used in this sentence means that something is out of the norm.  It looks weird or crazy.  Something's just not right about it if it's out of whack.  It doesn't fit what's expected and falls out of the usual or ordinary concept.  It's not acceptable the way it is.  This is my definition for "out of whack".

  4. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 5 years ago

    I just love the saying:  "When you find that you are out of whack,.... get more whack..."

 
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