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get a fix on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget a fix on somebody/somethingget a fix on somebody/somethinga) TMto find out exactly where someone or something is He peered out, trying to get a fix on the enemy’s position. b) UNDERSTANDto understand what someone or something is really like I couldn’t seem to get a fix on the situation. fix
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get a fix on somebody/somethingIt may be a little harder to get a fix on calcium.Have you managed to get a fix on the plane's position?He tried to get a fix on it.I sat there, trying to get a fix on the situation.I sat and stared at him for a while, trying to get a fix on the situation.Another way to get a fix on people is to identify their heroes.
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