on the blink

This page is about the slang term 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

a. has to restart it

b. can't use it

c. is really happy with it

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Contributor: Matt Errey