Get A Fix On (something)

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Also: Have a fix on (something)

Meaning of Idiom 'Get a Fix On'

1. To accurately determine the position of an aircraft, ship, or another moving object, usually of a military nature.

2. To accurately determine the basic facts of something and to clearly understand it.

Compare get a fix.

Usage

"The coast guard has a fix on the ship sending the distress signal and rescue operations are under way."

"In this article, it is difficult to get a fix on the author's views."

"You need an accountant to get a fix on your finances."

Origin

Used since the later 1800's.

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