Meaning of “fixer” in the English Dictionary

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"fixer" in British English

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fixernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪk.sər/ us /ˈfɪk.sɚ/ informal

Examples from literature

  • He was the world's champion fixer. 
  • Only the fixer remained silent. 
  • Sometimes he had to call in a "fixer" to manufacture evidence, that the far-off ends of justice might not be defeated. 
  • The constable searched all night, and the fixer remained with him as long as he could keep pace with the officer. 
  • The fixer entered hurriedly, looking sharply around the almost vacant room, he whispered with the boss. 

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

"fixer" in Business English

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fixernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪksər/ us informal

someone who is skilled at arranging for things to happen, sometimes in a way that is dishonest:

They chose him because of his reputation as a fixer and an expert at handling difficult situations.

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