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go phut

Of a machine, to begin malfunctioning. Our washer has gone phut, so I'm on my way to the laundromat.
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go phut

fail to work properly or at all. informal
Phut is usually considered to be imitative of a dull, abrupt sound, like that made by a rifle or a machine breaking down. In fact, its earliest recorded use is by Rudyard Kipling in the late 19th century, and the context makes it likely that it was an Anglo-Indian word from Hindi and Urdu phatna meaning ‘to burst’.
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By bringing together the advanced technologies and know-how of Fujitsu and all of the other institutions involved, the project seeks to help efforts led by NSTDA to resolve the environmental issues of the Map Ta Phut industrial estate.
The assignment includes construction and supply services for two gas-fired boilers of a boiler plant located in the Eastern Industrial Estate in Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province, Thailand.
The assets involved include PowerGen's 88 per cent stake in a power station in the western Indian state of Gujarat and development projects there, a 50 per cent interest in a coal-fired power station in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, and a 49.95 per cent stake in Yallourn Energy in Australia.
COCO is 100% owner of three cogeneration plants located on the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, very close to where Tractebel's 75% subsidiary H-Power has been operating the Industrial Power plant.
Its plant is located in Map Ta Phut industrial estate, Rayong province of Thailand.
The company is doing cost analyses on sites in Thailand's Map Ta Phut and on Singapore's Jurong Island.
A Thai court has suspended 64 operations at Map Ta Phut, saying their owners failed to carry out health impact assessments (HIA).
But the Sandy Resort at Hat Bo Phut (hat is the Thai word for beach) deserves all the credit it can get.
The sixth gas separation plant is one of 64 projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate halted after a court ordered their suspension for failing to carry out health impact assessments as required by the constitution.
NEW reports say filament lightbulbs - which have been with us for 120 years but still only last about three weeks before going phut - could soon be obsolete, with Britain being entirely lit by LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs that never burn out.
Fingers are crossed that enough of the original batch are left to repair the damage, because the firm that supplied them has gone phut - just like the Tories.
But one last gig tomorrow night at The Crown, in Middlesbrough, will feature performances from PLUG, 3 FOOT NINJA, BLUNT!, ANDY MAC, RIKKI & THE PORTERS, BARE PHUT and THE KINGPINS.
Thailand's Central Administrative Court has rejected petitions seeking the go-ahead for 30 projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial zone, Thailand's biggest, which have been suspended due to environmental concerns.