Getting policy priorities established and White House power in gear requires that Obama fix up both himself and his team.
Put together a simple plan to hire enough people to repair our roads, fix up our aging schools, and rebuild our infrastructure.
Well, you come here tomorrow, and we'll fix up suthin' to work her.
What if he were to take Robinson's advice: fix up a bit and—marry?
One of these days some bright darn fool'll fix up mental telepathy to suit all pocket-books.
The women who presided there did manage to fix up things once a year.
I meant to fix up one very like it in Ephraim's bed-room as soon as I found an opportunity.
"I'm going to fix up some new harness for them," announced Randy.
I will fix up a hook and line, then you jump in the water and swim around the bait just like a trout.
Seymour and I will fix up the papers and take him off to-morrow.
a date arranged by a third party
late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."
Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
"position from which it is difficult to move," 1809, American English, from fix (v.). Meaning "dose of narcotic" is from 1934, shortened from fix-up (1867, originally in reference to liquor).
A date arranged by a third party: not sure if a fix-up is any better than a blind date