, secured through bribery
, chicanery, intimidation, whereby a criminal indictment
is quashed,or the severeity
of a sentence
or of a charge lessened
. "The fix is in. Don't take no plea (plead guilty to a lesser offence). The worst you'll score for (get) is a draw (suspended sentence).
Any arrangement by which laws
, or regulations
; or by which penalties
; the alzo. "Mickey Mouse from uptown and his mob got a license (police permission) to hustle (steal) on the cannon (picking pockets) here. The fix is in solid.
- american underworld dictionary - 1950