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Definition of "fixer-upper" []

  • A house or other dwelling that is badly in need of repair, usually for sale at a low price. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fixer-upper" in a sentence
  • "She is contractually prohibited from disclosing the sale price, but it was enough to help pay for a Cape Cod fixer-upper."
  • "Thomas Leeser , the architect tasked with a $40 million renovation of the Strand structure funded by the city, state and private donations as part of the city's plan to create a new cultural district in the area, is also disdainful of the idea that the Strand is anything more than a fixer-upper dressed up a historic structure."
  • "Although the price of the home doesn't reflect a fixer-upper, the original listing also says it is "waiting to be polished.""
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