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get a fix on

Definition of get a fix on in English:

1Determine the position of (something) by visual or radio bearings or astronomical observation.
Example sentences
  • It doesn't stop after a minute or two, so I go outside, get a fix on the position, and call 911.
  • You may end up having to tell a human operator where you are if the system cannot get a fix on your phone.
  • ‘Helm get a fix on our location’ the captain ordered the lieutenant at the navigational station.
1.1 informal Assess or determine the nature or facts of; obtain a clear understanding of: it is hard to get a fix on their ages
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  • ‘The market is a bit dead at the moment, so it's hard to get a fix on the value of the property,’ says Kevin.
  • The figures I've just shown you don't have anything to do with white collar crime quite obviously, and there are real problems getting a fix on whether white collar crime has grown.
  • Something as basic as a graphic showing how growth is going, whether at national or European level, is an instant, relatively easy way to get a fix on how the economy is moving.
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