be on the blink

be on the blink

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

be on the blink

  (informal)
if a machine is on the blink, it is not working as it should I think the photocopier's on the blink.
See also: blink, on