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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. 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

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

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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They gave the device a 7 for repairability, noting that it was merely a millimeter thicker than the iPad 3 but infinitely easier to fix.
Yes, you are paying for quality, but also factor in repairability. While a Miele product is tested to work for up to 20 years, repairs can cost a bomb.
A circular economy emphasizes durability, repairability, recycling, and remanufacturing, squeezing more value out of the resource base and generating greater employment.
It is more helpful where intra-articular pathology is suspected or the chronicity of the tear needs to be determined for prognosis and a decision regarding the repairability of the tear is necessary.
Mr Cornforth said: "Falling residual values are making repairability much less viable and the inevitable result is increased write-offs."
These are used to distribute impact energy more efficiently in the event of a collision and also enhance repairability and pedestrian impact protection.
These are used to distribute impact energy more efficiently in the event of a collision, and also enhance repairability and pedestrian impact protection.
Additional areas of impact are development productivity, ensuring repairability for yield enhancement and high-test quality.
Prescriptive codes are not usually designed to protect to a more stringent performance criteria (e.g., immediate occupancy, or repairability) following a hazardous event.
Its ease of cleaning, good wear and corrosion resistance and in-line repairability make the new belt particularly suited to use in hygiene critical industries such as food processing.
Easy repairability also ensures that insurance rates are relatively low compared to the competition, while resale values are among the best in its class.
Second is repairability. Should the pool leak, butyl is easier to patch than concrete is to repair.
The challenge is for electronics recycling companies to explain reuse and repairability without being accused of exporting toxics overseas.
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The composite pipe wall allows for easy field modifications as well as field repairability. "We quickly layed up the piece of pipe that was damaged.