in good/poor/etc. repair(redirected from in poor 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.
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.
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