from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Financially secure; well-to-do.

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  • adj. Reasonably financially secure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich


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  • Conservative spokesmen never tire of saying that a bigger take for the well-fixed son in the family will result in economic miracles for all the members--the famous trickle-down theory.

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  • This home, a crumbling concrete and rusting steel bunker, was a stone's throw from the Pemex gas station operated by his well-fixed brother Roberto.

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  • With this weekend's Food & Wine Classic, the Aspen Music Festival & School less than two weeks from the start of its summer-long schedule, the Jazz Aspen June Festival revving its engine and the Aspen Ideas Festival just around the corner, the invasion of shiny laminates hanging on well-heeled, well-fixed necks all around town is in high gear.

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  • A wartime product created for the benefit of the American soldiers swarming to a long exile at the four corners of the world, the pin-up girl soon became an industrial product, subject to well-fixed norms and as stable in quality as peanut butter or chewing gum.

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  • The two meet again when Irene has snared another deep-pocketed gent at a tony hotel, and Jean, reaping the benefits of another misapprehension, is in residence as the boy toy of a well-fixed and well-preserved widow.

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  • "Mario was very concerned to make money because he was getting older and he really wanted to leave his kids well-fixed," Coppola stated.

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  • I would imagine the guy's pretty well-fixed and won't suffer much.

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  • Still, looking on the bright side, at least I am well-fixed for incontinence diapers.

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  • In a sense, we were -- well-fixed to deal with catastrophes of this sort in the sense that my parents lived fairly nearby on Long

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  • Wherefore, if we desire to follow God with constancy, it behaves us carefully to meditate on all the inconveniences, all the difficulties, all the dangers which await us; that not only a hasty zeal may produce fading flowers, but that from a deep and well-fixed root of piety, we may bring forth fruit in our whole life.

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