Getting policy priorities established and White House power in gear requires that Obama fix up both himself and his team.
Put together a simple plan to hire enough people to repair our roads, fix up our aging schools, and rebuild our infrastructure.
Well, you come here tomorrow, and we'll fix up suthin' to work her.
She'd paid no attention to that, since she had been trying to fix up the back instead.
One of these days some bright darn fool'll fix up mental telepathy to suit all pocket-books.
"One of these will fix up your head," she declared cheerily.
I meant to fix up one very like it in Ephraim's bed-room as soon as I found an opportunity.
I saw I could fix up little things for other folks an' take some comfort in it.
I will fix up a hook and line, then you jump in the water and swim around the bait just like a trout.
What if he were to take Robinson's advice: fix up a bit and—marry?
a date arranged by a third party
late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."
Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
"position from which it is difficult to move," 1809, American English, from fix (v.). Meaning "dose of narcotic" is from 1934, shortened from fix-up (1867, originally in reference to liquor).
A date arranged by a third party: not sure if a fix-up is any better than a blind date