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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

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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arguments that eschew the apparent certainty and fixedness of essential claims.
And if fixedness was one of our definitions of immobility, the lack of a fixed destination suggests a destination that is itself moving, traveling, voyaging.
Due at least in part to the fixedness of coverage and time, the notion of differentiation is cast in those terms.
Bisexuality gives a misleading sense of fixedness to sex-object choice, suggesting as it does a person in the middle, equidistant from heterosexuality and from homosexuality, equally erotically disposed to one gender or the other.
Bhabha's idea of the ambivalence of the play between the fixedness of the stereotype and its constant repetition is at play in this film.
may be considered as principles, in respect of their fixedness and operation; and
a) the degree of probability of a multi-word-item is measured in relation with its degree of institutionalization (conventionalized multi-word item); b) the degree of fixedness of the set phrase is also measured in relation to its grammatical restrictions; c) finally, the degree to which the meaning of the set phrase can or cannot be derived from the meaning of its constituent parts is also measured (non-compositionality--meaning is not interpreted on a word-by-word basis) (Iglesias-Rabade 2001: 129-130).
In his loneliness and fixedness he yearneth towards the journeying Moon, and the stars that still sojourn, yet still move onward; and every where the blue sky belongs to them, and is their appointed rest, and their native country and their own natural homes, which they enter unannounced, as lords that are certainly expected and yet there is a silent joy at their arrival.
Hard Drive, the fifth volume, is divided into three parts, "Striking Ash," "On Line," and "Con una poca de gracia," which form an interesting set of objects, especially in so far as they philosophically convey both fixedness and infinite substances.
This the atrical fixedness, producing less visual interference, focused the audience's attention better on each actor's voice and on the brilliant aural collaborations.
6) Given that urban cultures and the histories of fixedness they represent are so at odds with the experience and purpose of tribal knowledge, it is easy to accept Blaeser's suggestion that trickster stories of liberation function best in places where there are both conceivable contradictions and ruthless repressions (162), both of which can be argued as qualities of modern urban reality.
At the same time, being written, the writing avoids the fixedness of meaning possible through the storyteller's emphasis.
We can learn about "drag acts," activities at the baths, Bette Davis's opinion of All about Eve, the "tea rooms" in subway stations, and so much more, but in the end it is the voice of McCourt--the singular one that sings of high and low taste and that offers such sentences as: "Diagonal plan, dynamic in itself in spite of the evident fixedness of an apparently accidental composition.
73] As performance theorist Richard Schechner has claimed, "Human performance is paradoxical, a practiced fixedness founded on pure contingency.
It is a more defensible view, as seen from the position of a new set of assumptions, that persons with relatively closed systems may manifest change and sometimes fixedness for basically the same reasons.