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fixing to

  1. (Southern US, Appalachia and African American Vernacular, informal) Going to; preparing to; about to.
    It's fixing to rain.   I'm fixing to whoop you if you don't shut up.
    • 1925, The Southwestern Reporter, volume 266, page 434:
      Three of us boys, myself, Iver Holt, and Webbie Touchstone crawled upon this board that went across the tank to dive off. I was fixing to, but [one of the other boys] got up there before I did, []

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