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fixed for life

Having enough money to live one's life easily and comfortably. Steve was fixed for life after winning the lottery.
See also: fixed, life

fix up

1. To repair or refurbish something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." I bet this house would look really nice if you just fixed it up a bit.
2. To arrange a date for two people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Oh, I've been trying to fix Carmen and Bill up for years—I think they'd be great together!
3. To arrange or provide something for someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Any chance you can fix me up with a room for the night?
4. To settle something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Phil is a good mediator—I think he can fix up whatever issues those two have with each other.
See also: fix, up

well-heeled

Wealthy. The foundation relies on big donations from well-heeled citizens.

fix (someone) with a look

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a look, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, look

fix (someone) with a stare

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a stare, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, stare

fix (someone) with a gaze

To look at someone intensely. He fixed me with a gaze, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, gaze

how is (one) fixed (for something)?

1. Does one have everything (of something) one needs? I hope you have a great time in the city this weekend. How are you fixed for money? We need to make sure we have enough servers to accommodate the sudden influx of users. How are we fixed on that front?
2. Is everything prepared or in place (for a particular task, event, or situation? How is the team fixed for the meeting this Friday? We're expecting a full update on their progress.
See also: fixed, how

fix on (someone or something)

1. verb To make a final decision about something. Yes, I think we've finally fixed on the topics for the meeting.
2. verb To focus something on someone or something. A: "What did you fix the telescope on? I can't see anything." B: "That's because the lens cap is still on."
3. verb To become fixated on someone or something. In this usage, "upon" can also be used after "fix." Callie is so beautiful that I'm just fixed on her any time she walks in the room. Naturally, our kids are fixed on getting toys for Christmas that are already sold out in all the stores.
4. verb To stick or fasten something on another object. In this usage, "onto" is commonly used after "fix." Please fix stamps onto these envelopes and then drop them in the mailbox.
5. noun The exact location or position of something. Sir, I can't get a fix on where the boat is out in the ocean.
6. noun An understanding or sense of what someone is saying or trying to say. Ann's stories are filled with so many detours that it's hard to get a fix on what she's actually trying to tell you.
See also: fix, on

fix (someone or something) with (someone or something)

1. To apologize or otherwise attempt to repair a relationship with someone. I don't know if I'll be able to fix things with Kaitlin—she is just furious with me right now.
2. To get someone's permission or approval for something. If you can fix it with my Mom, then I'll definitely come with you.
3. To give someone or something a certain kind of look (which is stated after "with"). He fixed me with a gaze, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix

fix someone or something up

to rehabilitate someone or something. The doctor said he could fix me up with a few pills. The doctor fixed up the injured hunter and sent him home.
See also: fix, up

fix someone up (with something)

to supply someone with something. I will fix you up with some alcohol and bandages. The clerk fixed up the lady with what she needed. Larry wanted some film and the clerk fixed him up with the best.
See also: fix, up

fix someone up (with something)

to supply someone with something. I will fix you up with some alcohol and bandages. The clerk fixed up the lady with what she needed. Larry wanted some film and the clerk fixed him up with the best.
See also: fix, up

fixed up

provided with a date. Sam got fixed up with Martha. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
See also: fixed, up

How is someone fixed for something?

Is there enough of something? How are you fixed for ketchup? Do you have enough for the picnic?
See also: fixed, how

well-heeled

 and well-fixed; well-off
Fig. wealthy; with sufficient money. My uncle can afford a new car. He's well-heeled. Everyone in his family is well-off.

fix up

1. Repair, refurbish, or renew. For example, They're busy fixing up their house, or We fixed ourselves up before we ventured outside. [Late 1700s]
2. fix someone up. Provide or furnish someone with something, as in He can fix you up with a new car, or Can you fix up my friend with a date for the dance? [Colloquial; c. 1930]
3. Smooth over or settle, as in You'd think they could fix up these small differences. [Late 1800s]
See also: fix, up

how are you, etc. ˈfixed (for something)?

(spoken) used to ask how much of something a person has, or to ask about arrangements: How are you fixed for cash?How are we fixed for Saturday (= have we arranged to do anything)?
See also: how

fix up

v.
1. To improve the appearance or condition of something; refurbish something: We fixed up the apartment before we moved in. The company fixed up the old theater.
2. To prepare or provide someone or something with another thing: The counselor fixed the campers up with some bag lunches. My parents fixed me up with a few months of rent.
3. To provide a companion on a date for; set up: My cousins fixed me up with their roommate for the big dance. I fixed up my neighbor with one of my coworkers.
See also: fix, up

fixed

1. mod. doped; intoxicated. Frank is comfortable now that he’s fixed.
2. mod. bribed. The cop is fixed and won’t give you guys any trouble.
3. mod. having the outcome prearranged. (Said of a contest, race, or election.) The election was fixed, and we are going to protest.
4. mod. neutered. I wouldn’t buy anything but an already-fixed dog.

fixed up

mod. provided with a date. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
See also: fixed, up

well-fixed

and well-heeled
1. mod. rich. His father died and left him pretty well-fixed.
2. and well-healed mod. alcohol intoxicated. You might say he is well-heeled. You might say he’s dead drunk, too.

well-heeled

verb
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But the important point for our purposes is the realization that the setting or context affects the interpretation, and that in responding fixedly to the word prostitute, the students were responding to a fiction, to an 'absolute meaning,' to a symbol considered apart from the varied possible contexts in which it might be located.
There always comes a moment when one learns to be quiet, perhaps because he has earned, at last, the right to listen; a moment when one stops doing things because one has learned to look fixedly at an unmoving thing, and this wisdom must be the wisdom of the dead.
The assembly is then permanently united, preferably though not necessary, under the influence of heat and pressure to form a unitary strip or body in which the conductor strips are fixedly embedded in parallel spaced relation.
Slightly-built He, aged 38 - dressed in red and black Nike top and white sports jacket - spoke only to confirm his details and stared fixedly downwards during the 10-minute hearing.
When I found him under the stars, he was not fiddling with his CCD setup but sitting behind his NP-101, staring fixedly into the eyepiece.
In addition, even those participants with predetermined beliefs and preferences are rarely perceived by other participants to hold their views fixedly, thus leading to attempts by those others to persuade them to change their views.
I had nay bow half drawn, and the biggest buck I had seen in many years was standing 20 steps away, looking at me fixedly.
CHICAGO - The long, grim face peers fixedly out of the painting, as if in mild challenge.
While they spoke passionately under an Inca banner proclaiming Yes to an Integration Based on Solidarity, US Trade Representative Zoellick "stared fixedly at his shoe.
Then I noticed that the antelope were no longer watching me but were staring fixedly in another direction.
Perhaps she's still immersed in the wordless whispers, moans, and sighs, perhaps she is concentrating so fixedly on the problem of piecing the sounds together into words that she doesn't see the row of buttons.
Typically, one sheep stares fixedly at the surrounding country.