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.
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How to use fixer-upper in a sentence
The government of Colombia decided to loan the 28,000 square meter fixer-upper to a fraternity of hermetic Benedictine monks.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens | Jeff Campagna | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nogales owns four homes, which he bought "one fixer upper at a time" and rents to winter visitors.In Tiny Ajo, Arizona, Border Patrol Agents Are Living the Dream | Terry Greene Sterling | September 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The president took aim at Mitt Romney, at one point saying that Romney would call the Hilton ballroom a “fixer-upper.”