make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

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make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

To become or make something prepared for something or someone. I don't think I'll have enough time to make myself ready for the gala this evening! John, please make the spare rooms ready for Jane and the kids before they get here. Gentlemen, make ready for our immediate departure!
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make ˈready (for something)

(formal) prepare (for something): Everyone is very busy here making ready for the royal visit.
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make ready

To make preparations.
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References in classic literature ?
More than that he was the man for the agent; and the Lady Jermyn was once more made ready for sea.
So saying, he left the court, and made ready for his journey.
30am was refuelled and made ready for further service and crew later proudly took part as usual in Llandudno's annual Trafalgar Day Parade.
By then, Station 2 had become the Motorized Patrol Headquarters, where the 28 new patrol cars in 1953 were being made ready for service.
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Once the casualty hand-over was complete, both boats returned to station and were re-fuelled and made ready for the next service again.
Three others rooms, each at 3,700-pound-a-night, were also booked and made ready for the couple and their sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, ten, Cruz, seven, and 18-month-old daughter Harper.
Two days later, on Sunday (4pm) the popular Messy Church event takes place when crafts will be made ready for the Christingle service which starts at 5.
The scheme can be made ready for occupation within nine months and we are in discussions with a number of potential occupiers.
The well will now be cased and made ready for fracture stimulation while the appropriate production facilities are prepared for production testing which is expected to occur within the next two-three weeks.
The facility at Tredegar Park will be equipped and made ready for commissioning by the end of the year.
At the close of the exhibit, the works will be taken down and made ready for the October 16 auction.
A senior military source revealed: "There will be a total of 14 new Chinooks, they will become part of the UK fleet and Chinooks from that fleet will be made ready for Afghanistan.
Trabzonspor's Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium could not be made ready for Wednesday's game after hosting the inauguration and closing ceremonies of the European Youth Olympic Festival.
Andom Gibtsawi, indicated that about 60,000 tree seedlings are being made ready for plantation, and that some 100 hectares would be designated for this purpose.