be on the fritz

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be on the fritz

1. slang Of a machine, to be acting strangely or malfunctioning. Our washer is on the fritz, so I'm on my way to the laundromat. Mom called the repairman because our TV is on the fritz again.
2. slang Of a person, to be drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really on the fritz!
See also: fritz, on

be on the fritz

  (American informal)
if a piece of equipment or machinery is on the fritz, it does not work as it should It will be a long, hot summer - our air conditioning is on the fritz.
See also: fritz, on