Meaning of “fixer-upper” in the English Dictionary


"fixer-upper" in English

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fixer-uppernoun [ C ]

/ˌfɪk.sərˈʌp.ər/ /ˌfɪk.sɚˈʌp.ɚ/ mainly US informal

a house that is not in good condition, that someone buys with the intention of working on it, improving it, and increasing its value:

We could afford a large home here or a fixer-upper in San Francisco.

(Definition of “fixer-upper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fixer-upper" in Business English

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fixer-uppernoun [ C ]

uk us US informal

PROPERTY a house or apartment for sale that is in bad condition and needs work:

It's a fixer-upper - the roof leaks and the windows need replacing.

(Definition of “fixer-upper” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)