With tight security in Molly's Game (2017), player Shelly attempted to put a 7 million dollar Monet painting as payment for the poker game, but Molly, the person running the poker game, rejected the painting as a form of payment:

Molly: Security can't stand in front of the door. Fix this up, come on back, and I'll extend you credit tonight up to one and a half.

What does "Fix this up" mean?

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    Did you check any definitions? Fix up: "to smooth over, solve". Besides, this is an English comprehension question, for which ELL is more suitable.
    – Joachim
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 9:11
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is an English comprehension question.
    – Joachim
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 9:11
  • @Joachim - A good guess, but wrong. She doesn't mean to fix the situation, she means to rehang the painting. You're not wrong that it's about comprehension though...
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 9:35
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    @OldPadawan - She literally means "fix that [back] up", but yes, that would also resolve the situation.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 9:56
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    I'm voting to leave this question open because it relates to the meaning of a phrase in the context of a movie. Questions like this can help movie viewers better understand and appreciate the respective movie. If one doesn't understand the meaning of a phrase or word in a movie, then that will hamper their comprehension of the movie. Also, we shouldn't push questions away to other sites if they're on-topic here. Commented Oct 21, 2023 at 0:44

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She's referring to the painting being rehung in his apartment, literally to affix the painting ('this') back up to the wall on which he found it.

In the original screenplay the wording is very subtly different, but shows the intention more clearly.

MOLLY stares at the painting blank-faced.

MOLLY: (pause—calmly) That is...an authentic Monet?

HELLY: Grabbed it right off the wall.

MOLLY: (pause) You came over here carrying a Monet.

HELLY: I was driven. And I have security outside the door.

MOLLY: Okay. Helly, here's what I need you to do. I need you to get this, what, 20--?

HELLY: 27.

MOLLY: --27-million dollar painting out of here right now. And your, I assume, armed security--?

HELLY: Sure.

MOLLY: --can't stand in front of the door. Fix that up, come on back and I'll extend you credit tonight up to one and a half.

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