get (someone) out of a fix(redirected from get them out of a fix)
get (someone) out of a fix
To help someone avoid or escape from some troublesome, difficult, or dangerous position or situation. My father's always having to go down to the courthouse to get my knuckle-headed brother out of some fix or another. Thanks so much for helping me finish that report the other day—you really got me out of a fix!
get out of a fix
To escape from or work one's way out of some troublesome, difficult, or dangerous position or situation. My brother always gets out of fixes with the law because our father goes down and pays the police to let him go. I really got out of a fix at work when Jonathan offered to help me finish the report.