on the blink

on the blink
adverb (or adjective)
: in or into a disabled or useless condition : indisposed : out of order

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on the blink (informal)
(of an electrical or electronic device) working intermittently or not working at all
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Main Entry:blink

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on the blink informal phrase
if a piece of electrical equipment is on the blink, it is not working very well
Thesaurus: describing machines and pieces of equipmenthyponym parts of machines and machinerymeronym
Main entry: blink

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informal (of a machine) not working properly; out of order

the computer's on the blink

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on the blink
informal : not working properly

The TV is on the blink.

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Main Entry:blink

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on the ˈblink idiom
(informal) (of a machine) no longer working correctly
Main entry:blinkidiom

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  • on the blink — 1. mod. out of order; ill. (See also on the fritz.) □ I was a little on the blink yesterday and decided to stay at home. □ My refrigerator is on the blink again. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated; on a drinking spree. □ They all went out and got on the …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the blink — {adj. phr.} Faulty; malfunctioning; inoperative. * /I need to call a competent repairman because my computer is on the blink again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the blink — {adj. phr.} Faulty; malfunctioning; inoperative. * /I need to call a competent repairman because my computer is on the blink again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the blink — (UK)    Is a machine is on the blink, it isn t working properly or is out of order.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If a machine is on the blink, it is not working properly and needs servicing or repair.     What a nuisance! The… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on the blink — (UK) Is a machine is on the blink, it isn t working properly or is out of order …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the blink — ► on the blink informal (of a machine) not working properly; out of order. Main Entry: ↑blink …   English terms dictionary

  • on the blink — not operating well. The computers in the accounting department are always on the blink and the bills don t get paid on time …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the blink — [adj] broken busted, defective, disabled, down, fallen apart, faulty, gone to pieces*, haywire, in disrepair, in need of repair, inoperable, in the shop*, kaput*, not functioning, not working, on the fritz*, on the shelf*, out, out of commission* …   New thesaurus

  • on the blink — phrasal in or into a disabled or useless condition < the TV is on the blink > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on the blink — adjective functioning erratically, malfunctioning; not working or not working well. Usually refers to a mechanical or electrical device. My toaster is on the blink, making either charcoal or cold bread. Syn: on the fritz …   Wiktionary

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