fix someone's wagon

fix someone's wagon
Fig. to punish someone; to get even with someone; to plot against someone. •

If you ever do that again, I'll fix your wagon!

Tommy! You clean up your room this instant, or I'll fix your wagon!

He reported me to the boss, but I fixed his wagon. I knocked his lunch on the floor.

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or[fix someone's little red wagon] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. (Said to a child as a threat) to administer a spanking. * /Stop that right away or I'll fix your (little red) wagon!/ 2. (Said of an adult) to thwart or frustrate another, to engineer his failure. * /If he sues me for slander, I will counter-sue him for malicious prosecution. That will fix his wagon!/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fix someone's wagon — or[fix someone s little red wagon] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. (Said to a child as a threat) to administer a spanking. * /Stop that right away or I ll fix your (little red) wagon!/ 2. (Said of an adult) to thwart or frustrate another, to engineer… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fix someone's wagon — idi sts fix someone s wagon, Informal. to get even with or punish someone …   From formal English to slang

  • fix\ someone's\ wagon — • fix someone s (little red) wagon v. phr. informal 1. (Said to a child as a threat) to administer a spanking. Stop that right away or I ll fix your (little red) wagon! 2. (Said of an adult) to thwart or frustrate another, to engineer his failure …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fix someone's wagon — verb To cause injury, distress, or inconvenience to someone, especially as punishment or as a comeuppance. When Randy Gumpert went in to hurl the sixth the Yankees immediately fixed his wagon. Successive errors by Steve Souchock and Stirnweiss,… …   Wiktionary

  • fix someone’s wagon — bring about a person’s downfall or spoil their chances of success …   Useful english dictionary

  • fix\ someone's\ little\ red\ wagon — • fix someone s (little red) wagon v. phr. informal 1. (Said to a child as a threat) to administer a spanking. Stop that right away or I ll fix your (little red) wagon! 2. (Said of an adult) to thwart or frustrate another, to engineer his failure …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wagon — [wag′ən] n. [Du wagen < PGmc * wagna : see WAIN] 1. any of various types of four wheeled vehicles; specif., a) a horse drawn vehicle for hauling heavy loads b) a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in… …   English World dictionary

  • wagon — wagonless, adj. /wag euhn/, n. 1. any of various kinds of four wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child s toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc. 2. Informal. See …   Universalium

  • wagon — wag•on [[t]ˈwæg ən[/t]] n. 1) trs any of various kinds of four wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child s toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc 2) trs inf… …   From formal English to slang

  • wagon — See: FIX SOMEONE S WAGON, HITCH ONE S WAGON TO A STAR, JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON, OFF THE WAGON, ON THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

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