on the blink : Idioms in English

on the blink

Not working
Usage:
Jane banged on the vending machine repeatedly but nothing came out. "It must be on the blink again," she said to herself.

on the blink in News

  1. Blink-based Opera 15 strikes a sour note with users

    Opera today released Opera 15 for Computers, the company's first stab at a browser based on the Blink engine. Unfortunately for the Norwegian company, more vocal users have been less than receptive to the browser, lamenting the loss of familiar features like basic bookmarking and tab management.
    on July 3, 2013 Source: InfoWorld

  2. 911 is working, but other local gov’t phones lines amiss

    The 911 emergency number is working for Butte-Silver Bow County, but phones to administrative offices remained on the blink Monday.
    on July 2, 2013 Source: The Montana Standard

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