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    get a fix on

    please share and tell me what the underlined phrase means?
    we can never quite get a fix on the body?

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    Re: get a fix on

    Nimsooze!! Where do you get these sentences? 'Get a fix on' means 'to track.' It is certainly a term derived from military technology. It would make sense in a sentence like: 'The missile had a fix on the jet for nearly a minute before the operator actually launched the missile.'

    Mark in Perth

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    Re: get a fix on

    then, does this sentense seem meaningless?or metaphorical?

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    Re: get a fix on

    No, it only is a dangerous sentence, for an Iranian living in the States, to post on the net.

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    Re: get a fix on

    Nimsooze, the 'body' in question could be a star -- that is, not something that we are going to blow up, and that's why I said 'derived' from military technology. I betcha the technology was first used to blow stuff up; but one might be talking about using some telescope equipped with some tracking device to get a fix on some star . . . or something like that . . .

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    Re: get a fix on

    Quote Originally Posted by mark in perth View Post
    Nimsooze, the 'body' in question could be a star -- that is, not something that we are going to blow up, and that's why I said 'derived' from military technology. I betcha the technology was first used to blow stuff up; but one might be talking about using some telescope equipped with some tracking device to get a fix on some star . . . or something like that . . .
    no the" body " refers to antonym of ghost or soul in general , and the context is a philosophical essay about body and soul

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    Re: get a fix on

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    No, it only is a dangerous sentence, for an Iranian living in the States, to post on the net.
    i think that this site is just a place for learners and teachers not for those who see themselves funny

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    Re: get a fix on

    Long toes

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    Re: get a fix on

    And another thing.

    If you wouldn't have been too lazy to write down, at least, the whole sentence.

    No one would even have thought of linking "get a fix" to missiles.

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    Re: get a fix on

    Be polite plz and dont forget that u r from so-called civilized nation!
    If my example is too short plz tell me then i expand it, not mock my nationality . there r some persons who say many things about belgium people too.

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