on the blink
- (slang) not working properly
Example Sentences Including 'on the blink'
A clear head and an active brain are always an asset, even when all the other functions are on the blink.
A few weeks ago the phone belonging to a couple in a Tasmanian town went on the blink.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
But after taking off again hours later, the JMC Holidays plane turned back when the air conditioning went on the blink at 20,000ft.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Christ knows what a harmonic generator is, but Dolf's is on the blink so he's got to shake it down.
NME (New Musical Express) (2003)
For starters, this Christmas my oven is on the blink , and my entire and expensive sound system only permits the radio to function.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
He had said that Lady Mourne had been taken ill, and he was going to fetch the doctor because the phone was on the blink.
He waited for his answering machine to pick up the call, but it had been on the blink for weeks, and failed to do so.
It is the equivalent of Bill Gates having someone over for dinner and asking them to bring a laptop because his computer is on the blink.
Australian News Misc (2005)
She was bent over her own picture as if her sight had gone on the blink.
PROSPECT HILL (2003)
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