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fixer-upper (plural fixer-uppers)

  1. (US, informal) A house, property, car, or other object that needs to be fixed up or repaired, often purchased as an investment.
    • 2003, Jay P. DeCima, Investing in Fixer-Uppers: A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High,[1] McGraw-Hill Professional, →ISBN.
  2. (informal) A person who tinkers or fixes things up.