fritz

[ frits ]
/ frɪts /
Informal.

Verb Phrases

fritz out, to become inoperable.

Idioms

    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)

fritz


see on the blink (fritz).

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