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on the blink

Meaning: out of order, not working

For example:

  • Our printer is on the blink, but someone's coming to fix it this afternoon.

  • Why is it so hot in here? Is the air conditioner on the blink?

Quick Quiz:

Sally's computer is on the blink, so she
  1. has to restart it
  2. can't use it
  3. is really happy with it

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