verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- again drinking alcoholic beverages after a period of abstinence: His failure to show up at work is one more sign that he’s fallen off the wagon again.
- returning to an unhealthy or bad habit: I’m usually on a diet, but sometimes I go off my wagon.
Origin of wagon
Related formswag·on·less, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for fix someone's wagon (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fix someone's wagon (2 of 2)
Derived Formswagonless or waggonless, adjective
Word Origin for wagon
Idioms and Phrases with fix someone's wagon (1 of 2)
fix someone's wagon
Get even with someone, get revenge on someone, spoil someone's chance of success. For example, He may think he can win the election, but these ads will fix his wagon, or After what he did to her, her family's out to fix his wagon. This term uses fix in the sense of “punish someone” or “put someone in an awkward position,” a usage dating from about 1800. The wagon was added in the 1900s, presumably making the phrase refer to putting sand in a wagon axle or similar sabotage.
Idioms and Phrases with fix someone's wagon (2 of 2)
see fix someone's wagon; hitch one's wagon; on the bandwagon; on the wagon.