on the fritz


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on the fritz

 and on the blink
not operating; not operating correctly. This vacuum cleaner is on the fritz. Let's get it fixed. How long has it been on the blink?
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on the fritz

not working in the usual way, or not working at all The washing machine is on the fritz.
Usage notes: usually said of machines
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on the fritz

see under on the blink.
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on the fritz

1. mod. not functioning properly. My watch is on the fritz.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She drank till she was totally on the fritz.
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One very important point, at least on the Fritz side, this is about an 8-month-old acquisition.