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tidy something up

to clean something up; to make something more orderly. Please tidy this room up. I'll tidy up the kitchen later.
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tidy up

to clean up [oneself or a place]. Please tidy up. This place is a mess. Please tidy up. You are a mess.
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tidy up

v.
1. To put something in order; clean something: We should tidy up the house. We need to tidy this report up before we can submit it.
2. To make things orderly and neat in appearance or procedure: We should tidy up before the guests arrive. I need to tidy up; my hair is a mess.
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The Keep Splott Tidy group came about after a number of people expressed an interest in trying to reduce the litter problem in the area.
It is wonderful to see that they have worked closely with the Gwynedd Tidy Towns scheme to actively collect litter in the community and I hope their efforts will encourage more residents to take pride in their local environment.
Pritpal's event was just one of a number of McDonald's spring clean events taking place throughout May to support The Big Tidy Up; Keep Britain Tidy's biggest anti-litter campaign.
Recording an open verdict, Mr Sheffield said Mr Tidy may have intended to end his life but "in this case there may be other possible explanations.
The Big Tidy Up is being launched by two of her great-granddaughters, who will recreate the 1954 photocall with which Lady Brunner started Keep Britain Tidy.
McFarlane, 52, of Jamaica St, Belfast was charged in 1998 with falsely imprisoning Mr Tidy in 1983 and with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life at Ballinamore, Co Leitrim in 1983.
Around 30 people spent their Sunday morning picking up litter as part of the new Keep Splott Tidy scheme.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Keep Wales Tidy achievements within communities' right across Wales, both urban and rural.
With the bacKing of Keep Wales Tidy, there are grants available to help groups adopt areas, such as dumping grounds, and turn them into community areas.
Keep Wales Tidy works with communities and schools to help them improve the quality of the local environment by keeping it clean and safe and developing projects that encourage sustainable development.
The group were one of two Kirklees-based teams who were awarded a new litter bin for collecting the most litter in 'Big Tidy Up' events last month.
Keep Britain Tidy is launching its Big Tidy-Up campaign for 2009 and wants families, schools, businesses and community groups to be involved.
WHILE I applaud Cllrs Coppinger and Dryden for attempting to tidy up the allotments area of Berwick Hills, how many people in the area use it and will benefit from the tidy up?
ONE in three office workers keep their desks tidy, often believing it will help boost their career prospects, says a new report today.
THIS month, Keep Wales Tidy, ADVERTISE YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS @ What's on, South Wales Echo, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR ecletters@walesonline.