get a fix on
determine the position of an aircraft and ship by visual or radio bearings or astronomical observation.
assess or determine the nature or facts of
obtain a clear understanding of – informal
1993 - Independent on Sunday - You do not necessarily get a fix on life by fooling around with the fictive process.
RELATED IDIOMS :
fix his wagon
bring about his downfall
spoil his chances of success – US
1951 - Truman Capote - The Grass Harp – She said her brother would fix my wagon which he did. I've still got a scar where he hit me.
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