FIX UPS

fix-up

[fiks-uhp]
noun
repair; improvement: fix-ups that will make the house more salable.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase fix up

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  1. n.
    and fix-up. a dose of a drug, especially for an addict who is in need of drugs. (Drugs. It fixes the suffering of withdrawal.) : It was clear that the prisoner needed a fix, but there was nothing the cops would do for him.
  2. in.
    to buy a dose of drugs; to take drugs. (See also fixed. Drugs.) : Frank had to fix before he could even talk to me.
  3. tv.
    to castrate or spay an animal, especially a pet. (See also fixed. Jocularly of people.) : Sally suggested that someone ought to fix Beavis—if he isn't already.
  4. n.
    a bribe. (See also fixed.) : Rocko never took a fix in his life.
  5. tv.
    to influence the outcome of a contest or an election. (See also fixed.) : Sam knows what it takes to fix an election—cash.
  6. n.
    a scheme to influence the outcome of a contest or an election. : Something is wrong with this game. I smell a fix.
  7. n.
    a repair made to a computer program. (Computers.) : This little fix should make the whole program run faster.
  8. n.
    a cure for a social ill. (See also quick fix.) : There is no easy fix for a problem like this.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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