make the bed(redirected from make someone's bed)
make the bed (up)and make someone's bed (up)
to restore a bed to an unslept-in condition. I make my bed every morning. The maid goes to all the rooms to make the beds. Please make up all the beds early today.
make (up) the bed
to smooth and arrange the covers on a bed so it is ready for someone to sleep in It took me the whole morning to make the beds and do the wash.
make the bed
Rearrange a bed and its coverings to its condition before it was slept in. For example, Mom taught us all to make the bed before we got dressed. Also see make one's bed and lie in it.