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    Question What is the meaning of "fixer-uppers"?

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    Dr. Laura: So it's cute. Go out bowling with him, but I would move on. He's very young.

    Katherine: Yeah.

    Dr. Laura: And you know what, at your age, you just don't have to think of fixer-uppers.

    Katherine: No, and I don't. I don't. I'm so far from even-I think that's what sort of attracted me to the age, was that there was nothing to be serious about, and it was safe for me to be immature with him if I wanted to, and not thinking about the future if I wanted to, and I grew up a little bit faster than some of the girls my age, and I just liked having the young sense of balance, I guess. In the long run, I'm sort of going, "I don't know if this is [laughter] really what I want."

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    What is the meaning of "fixer-upper"?

    Dictionary see that "fixer-upper" is a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price) or dwelling, home.

    But still, I can't understand what means that you just don't have to think of fixer-uppers.

    Also, I'd like to know what means of "I'm so far from even".
    Last edited by KIMJONGEUN; 26-May-2008 at 07:29.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "fixer-uppers"?

    1) They seem to be comparing MEN to HOUSES, so a "fixer-upper" would be a man who needed to be changed to be an acceptable companion.
    2) I'm so far from even - probably means "I have lost more often than I have won - still talking about men it means she has made bad choices of companion in the past.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "fixer-uppers"?

    I think that maybe you are right.

    The title of my example is "Dr. Laura, Dr. Laura Speaks with a Girl Whose Boyfriend is a Drug Addict".

    So a man who you said is a Katherine's boyfriend who is a drug addicted.

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