[ frits ]
/ frɪts /
fritz out, to become inoperable.
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on the fritz, not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night.
Origin of fritz
First recorded in 1900–05; of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with on the fritz (1 of 2)
on the fritz
see under on the blink.
Idioms and Phrases with on the fritz (2 of 2)
see on the blink (fritz).
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