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beyond help

Unable to be helped, improved, or repaired. That fence is beyond help—you're better off tearing it down and putting up a new one. Here at the center, we don't believe that anyone is beyond help.
See also: beyond, help

beyond repair

Irreparably damaged or harmed, without any possibility of being fixed. Unfortunately, the mechanic says that my engine is beyond repair. If you don't tell him the truth before he hears it from someone else, your relationship will be ruined beyond repair.
See also: beyond, repair

in good/poor/etc. repair

In a certain state or condition, as specified by the adjective used before "repair." Primarily heard in UK. It's a beautiful house, but the heating system is in very poor repair. The manuscript is in remarkably good repair, considering its age.
See also: good, poor, repair

in good/poor/etc. state of repair

In a certain state or condition, as specified by the adjective used before "state of repair." Primarily heard in UK. It's a beautiful house, but the heating system is in very poor state of repair. The manuscript is in remarkably good state of repair, considering its age.
See also: good, of, poor, repair, state

repair to (some place)

1. To go or betake oneself to some place. We repaired to the drawing room for some aperitifs before dinner. The two presidents repaired to a private meeting room following the press conference.
2. To frequent some place; to go to some place often. The group of CEOs repair to the same restaurant for lunch every Friday to discuss business strategies.
See also: repair

*beyond help

 and *beyond repair
beyond the help of anything; not able to be fixed. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The poor dog that was hit by a truck is beyond help. This old car is beyond repair.
See also: beyond, help

in good repair

Fig. operating well; well taken care of. (Usually said of a thing rather than a person.) The house is in good repair and ought to attract a number of potential buyers. If the car were in good repair, it would run more smoothly.
See also: good, repair

repair to some place

to move oneself to some place. I will repair to my room until the crisis is over. She repaired to a safe place for the duration of the storm.
See also: place, repair

beyond reˈpair

impossible to repair: The engine was damaged beyond repair.
See also: beyond, repair

in good, bad, etc. reˈpair

(also in a good, bad, etc. state of reˈpair) (formal) in good, bad, etc. condition: The house is in a terrible state of repair.If it were in a better state of repair, this old table would be worth a lot of money.
See also: repair

repair to

v.
To move oneself to some place; go somewhere: The lawyers repaired to the judge's chamber for further discussion.
See also: repair
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Sijlbing said: "In principle, everything you can transport easily to the Repair Cafe can be repaired. Some electronic devices, like smartphones and LED televisions, are difficult to repair.
Are there specific routes the contractor will need to use to access the areas to be repaired? If there are obstructions in or around the areas to be repaired, must the contractor work around the obstructions or must he remove and replace the obstructions?
In addition, should a facility require a back-up instrument to replace one being repaired, Mobile Instrument offers a generous selection of loaner equipment.
In testimony to the California Senate Committee on Insurance in January, Acting Chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair Patrick Dorals reported that the numbers were alarmingly high, especially since the auto-repair industry is aware of the potential of having a repaired vehicle reinspected by the bureau under the pilot program.
Refractories to be repaired were high alumina, 95% alumina shapes and 90% alumina plastic ram, although the tap hole sleeve (which was welded in place) was a silicon carbide/alumina shape.
* Any increase in useful life must be determined by comparing the over all property before the incident requiring the repair and then after the repair, and must be material for the item being repaired;
"The program grew from customers asking advice on where to go to get their loss repaired," said Douglas Raucy, senior claims manager for Allstate.
Understanding repair of DNA in specific regions of the packaged structure in the cell nucleus is crucial to understanding why certain DNA lesions are not repaired for long times in human cells.
* A detailed report, along with a notarized affidavit, showing how the "Landlord" repaired pealing paint anywhere in the apartment, in compliance with Local Law 38, prior to any new occupancy;
The malfunctioning parts are then repaired and returned to the pool of spare parts.
About 63% and 68% of SSBs induced by As and [H.sub.2][O.sub.2], respectively, were repaired in PHA-stimulated lymphocytes by 2-hr repair incubation, but about 34% and 43%, respectively, were repaired in unstimulated cells.
In the event the demised premises are totally damaged or rendered wholly unusable, the rent shall be proportionately paid up to the time of the casualty and shall thereafter cease until the date when the premises have been repaired and restored by landlord, according to Article 9(b).
For example, a relatively minor repair to a broken machine undoubtedly would be required to be capitalized since the repaired machinery would have a higher value than when broken.
Finally, it is essential to remember that any burner - new or old, repaired or replaced - will require regular service and cleaning.
Finally, it is essential to remember that any burner -- new or old, repaired or replaced -- will require regular service and cleaning.