The headlight was hors de combat; only the "dimmer" would work.
I wouldn't have troubled you to send for me, only the tandem's hors de combat.
The other had got his line entangled in a bush, and of course was hors de combat.
He is not hors de combat on the plain, or one could see him even ten miles off.
Indeed, it was here, probably, that he received the wound which rendered him hors de combat.
More than two hundred were hors de combat, most of them killed.
And so far was he successful that already he had put two hors de combat.
The lecturer on Church and State was hors de combat; he was in charity with all men.
France is now hors de combat, and England has better work elsewhere.
Dr. Downie was frightened, and Panky so muddled as to be hors de combat.
1757, French, literally "out of combat."