get a fix on

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.


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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