Computers are down

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Definition

the computers are down: the computers are not working, connected or operational
idiom
The server will be down for the next fifteen minutes. It will be working again in fifteen minutes; at the moment it's not functioning.
The telephone line is down; it's not working.

Examples

  • "Bob : Actually, our servers are down right now."
  • "As the computers were down last week, Kevin and I temporarily employed Icarus as an interoffice delivery boy."
  • "Bob : Actually, our server's down right now."
  • "For the past seven days, our entire computer network has been down."

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