on the bum


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on the bum

Not working correctly or properly; out of order; broken. My car has been on the bum ever since I let my brother borrow it for the weekend. I think our washing machine is on the bum—these clothes are all sopping wet and don't smell clean!
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on the bum

see under on the blink.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the bum

travelling rough and with no fixed home; vagrant. North American
See also: bum, on
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on the bum

1. Living as a vagrant or tramp.
2. Out of order; broken.
See also: bum, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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