- a person who is handy at making repairs.
- a rundown dwelling offered at a bargain price and suitable for improvement by a new owner, often with the object of resale at a considerable profit.
Origin of fixer-upper
fix up + -er1, pleonastically suffixed to both words
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Examples from the Web for fixer-upper
The president took aim at Mitt Romney, at one point saying that Romney would call the Hilton ballroom a “fixer-upper.”White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Full Coverage
April 29, 2012