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fritz

 (frĭts)
n. Informal
A condition in which something does not work properly: Our television is on the fritz.

[Perhaps from German Fritz, diminutive of the name Friedrich.]
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fritz

(frɪts)
n
on the fritz (of an appliance, etc) broken or malfunctioning
vb (intr)
(of an appliance, etc) to become broken or start malfunctioning
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fritz

(frɪts)

n. Idiom.
on the fritz, Informal. not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night.
[1900–05, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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