These are houses that were fixed up and improved by their purchasers that are sitting empty, with lawns unmowed.
Nov. 30 will come, and the website will be more or less (though not entirely) fixed up, and life, and Obamacare, will go on.
Then Amelia and George went right to work and fixed up the house.
Anyway, his place was all fixed up a year ago and I didn't get the job.
He fixed up that mantelpiece with the red calico border—goodness knows where he got it from!
He fixed up his plane and had gasoline enough for much testing.
Jim fixed up a crude harness out of the ropes and hitched our broncho team onto the first log.
"We'll have him fixed up as good as ever in no time," the doctor said.
After a long talk during which we fixed up a good many moot points, went on to see General d'Amade.
If they were fixed up, as she thought probable, he might get some other people.
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).