In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be on the fritz — estar caput informal
- Our electrical equipment went on the fritz and never came back.
- Years from now, when your state-of-the-art PC is on the fritz, you might have to call your local molecular biologist for tech support.
- Just days before a big family dinner, my oven went on the fritz.
- It's not like an electrical grid is going to go on the fritz tomorrow and leave a corner of the country in the dark, right?
- Voting machines were on the fritz, and the office received constant calls about voting procedure.
- My movie clip software is on the fritz, so unfortunately, there is no new movie clip this month.
- My scanner seems to be on the fritz, so I'll have to scan them at work on Saturday instead.
- Then Lea mentioned that the fridge was on the fritz, so I jury-rigged it again.
- As I mentioned before, one of the two glass elevators seemed to be on the fritz for about half of the voyage.
- For weeks the phones were on the fritz, and there were too few people to handle too many offers to help.
- We need to get the air conditioning repaired because it's been on the fritz for three weeks.
- The pump is vital to storing enough water to last during spells when the water is shut off, and it was on the fritz.
- The next time your water heater goes on the fritz, you can blame Adam for your aggravation.
- Their espresso machine was on the fritz so we opted for the less than stellar regular coffee.
- The heat was on the fritz and the faucet in the washroom was never really able to shut off.
- The half-height cubicle they show you is completely lit by a fluorescent light which is on the fritz.
- Joe's little silver Volkswagen was on the fritz and the two of them had it parked in my dad's driveway (which is separate from our regular driveway).
- I'd display some pictures, but my camera's been on the fritz since a trip to the Virgin Islands.
- My cable modem at home is on the fritz, so there probably won't be any more blog posts until I get it fixed.
- First my printer went bonkers, and then my cable modem went on the fritz.
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