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on the blink

Definition of on the blink in English:

informal (Of a machine) not working properly; out of order: the computer’s on the blink
More example sentences
  • The chip fat filtering machine went on the blink and a manager decided to cut corners.
  • But it's the relatively trivial things which are the most maddening and frustrating - TVs conking out, ovens going on the blink, computers crashing.
  • In exasperation Alan finally said: ‘Either there's something wrong with your modem or your computer's on the blink.’
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