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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Also, while the likes of Andy go around blaming a government which have had no chance to change things, the true scroungers will have had people making ready made excuses for them.
A FACTORY making ready meals could close as early as next month - with the loss of 350 jobs.
Kerry Group has snapped up the Brains Faggots plant and two large factories making ready meals and chilled desserts from Hibernia Foods.
And yonder," Benjamin goes on, "is a Jewish woman making ready for her family's Passover.
It also added five new sites, three facilities in Humberside, making ready meals such as pasta and garlic bread, one in Deal in Kent making bagged salad, and one in Somerset making desserts such as cheesecake.
NO prizes for guessing what happens to all the food after they've finished making READY STEADY COOK.