fix someone's wagon

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, the latter making his first misplay of the year at third base, put two runners on and both counted.

Syn: take someone down a peg, teach someone a lesson

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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 — 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 — 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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