to have my face fixed for Mexican

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
Just do one thing for me –you make the reservation.’
‘Still sideways with them?’ Ellis sounded amused. ‘Wouldn’t it be better to just give it a pass? There’s a nice Italian place in Bridgton.’ ‘Nope. I’ve got my face fixed for Mexican.’
Source: Elevation by Stephen King
Context: Scott asked Bob to make a reservation at the local vegetarian restaurant. They service Mexican cuisine.

I’ve got my face fixed for Mexican means I’ve made up my mind for Mexican, right? Is this expression colloquial?

Thank you.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Unless he put on makeup to look like a Mexican señorita.

    I've never heard it before either. Stephen King uses his own unpublished dictionary. My theory is he was probably cursed at one point to only see blank pages in any regular dictionary.
     
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