do (one's) homework

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do (one's) homework

1. Literally, to complete school work that has been assigned to be done at home. You can't watch any more television until you do your homework!
2. To be thoroughly prepared and informed for something, such as a meeting, interview, or report. Be sure you do your homework before heading into that meeting; there's a lot at stake, and no one's going to like it if you aren't up to speed.
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do one's homework

Be well prepared, as in Steve had done his homework before the meeting and could answer all of the client's questions . This usage transfers a school assignment to a broader context. [c. 1930]
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do your homework

If you do your homework, you prepare for something, especially by finding out information about it. Before you buy any shares, do your homework. Doing your homework before you make your request will help you to have a confident manner.
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do your homework

examine thoroughly the details and background of a subject or topic, especially before giving your own views on it.
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do your ˈhomework (on something)

find out the facts, details, etc. of a subject in preparation for a meeting, a speech, an article, etc: He had just not done his homework for the interview. He couldn’t answer our questions.
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Thus, attending to individual differences among learners in the way they prefer to do their homework and encouraging children to study at home under conditions that match their preferences may help students acquire a more positive attitude toward homework and learn more from doing their homework (Hong & Milgram, 2000).
The article "Manage the Risks and Liabilities of Reusing Spent Foundry Materials" by Bob Zayko and Douglas McWilliams that appeared in the August issue focused on the problems that can result when foundries do not do their homework when it comes to beneficial reuse of foundry by-products.
For those who do their homework and play by the rules, the benefits of beneficial reuse efforts far outweigh the liabilities.
They can do their homework during the designated homework time or they can choose not to have privileges.