fixer fixer  /ˈfɪk sər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
  2. (n) a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
  3. (n) a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
  4. (n) synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

Usage(s):

  1. The fixer is seized and imprisoned.
  2. He needs his own fixer, and nobody can do that job.
  3. They even get the girl, who sees them as a kind of adorable emotional fixer-upper.

News

  1. Ray Donovan: TV Review

    Liev Schreiber stars in creator Ann Biderman's tale centered on a Hollywood "fixer." read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Midwest Cities Offer Consumers the Most Opportunity to Buy "Fixer Uppers"

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Ohio cities made the "Top 15 List" of cities where homebuyers can find fixer-upper bargains, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Overall, ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Fixer-upper bargains? Kansas City has plentiful supply

    The area was the 32nd best market in the country for finding fixer-upper bargains, according to data collected by RealtyTrak, a housing research firm. RealtyTrak collected data nationwide on homes facing potential bank foreclosures that were built before 1960 with an estimated market value below $100,000.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

Quotes

  1. "To all of us who have worked as foreign reporters in frightening places, Pran reminds us of a special category of journalistic heroism - the local partner, the stringer, the interpreter, the driver, the fixer who knows the ropes, who makes your...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Bill Keller Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Blogger Michelle Malkin, in a story on the conservative Web site TownHall.com on Wednesday, said that if Hughes "had more time, she probably would have remembered to ask Obama to fill up her gas tank, too." "The soul-fixer dutifully asked her...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Michelle Malkin Source: CNN

  3. "I made my contribution to be a trouble-fixer, never a trouble-maker," Dion said in an interview.
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Stephane Dion Source: CTV.ca

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