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fixer-upper Syllabification: fix·er-up·per

Definition of fixer-upper in English:


North American informal
A house in need of repairs (used chiefly in connection with the purchase of such a house).
Example sentences
  • She's looking to purchase a fixer-upper - a single-family home or three-unit apartment building - that she can get at a good price and resell later at a profit.
  • I wanted to find a place in the country, an old house, a pretty fixer-upper, but most importantly without any established garden.
  • He says it's best to buy a moderately priced home that can appreciate, or buy a fixer-upper, make the repairs, and reap the financial benefit.
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