fixer-upper fixer-upper

Definition(s):

  • (n) a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)

Usage(s):

  1. They even get the girl, who sees them as a kind of adorable emotional fixer-upper.
  2. The Tylers bid on an ornate Queen Anne-style fixer-upper and, after finishing the restoration, opened a bed-and-breakfast, the Wild Swan Inn, in 1993.
  3. A fixer-upper can be found for as little as $150,000, and rentals are equally attractive.

News

  • Now You Too Can Buy A Shining Symbol Of Detroit Ruin

    Have you ever wanted to possess your very own symbol of American decay? Something that says "we used to build a lot of cars, but now we build less of them?" A real fixer-upper? Well now you can, as the old Packard Plant in Detroit is coming up on the auction block, and the bidding starts at just $975,000. The enormous factory was originally built from 1903 to 1911, and pretty purple Packards ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

Quotes

  1. "You call it a turnaround; we call it a fixer-upper," said Johnson, 51, explaining his management team has sought to build on the foundation left by Hughes.
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Michael Johnson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I think he'd be a great candidate for any job," Hamblen said before the game. "That's a situation he and Dr. Buss have to discuss. Phil's been a great closer his whole career. I don't know if he'd be a fixer-upper."
    on Apr 7, 2005 By: Frank Hamblen Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "The house was a fixer-upper," says Mr. de Jong, 51. "Today it would be worth about double that. Even the area where I live has started to be gentrified. Also, we have done quite a bit of work on it."
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Frank de Jong Source: Globe and Mail

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