tidy up


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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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This involved two Big Tidy Ups of the school grounds and the surrounding areas on Monday and Tuesday.
The Big Tidy Up follows on from the success of the Capital Clean Up campaign that took place in London earlier this year.
I wholeheartedly support the Big Tidy Up campaign and I urge everyone to get involved with the clean up activities in their areas.
Community waste liaison officer Barbara Webster is keen to organise more Big Tidy Ups in Redcar and Cleveland.
EFFORTS to tidy up Middlesbrough are to be swept out across the town.
The Big Tidy Up aims to get everyone out on the streets cleaning up their corner of the community.
People who complete one of the community clean ups will get a certificate in recognition of their hard work, and could be in line to receive a Big Tidy Up award.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched the Big Tidy Up, where the public are invited to get involved in cleanup events.
Staff from the Chronicle's parent company ncjMedia gave up office hours to help Newcastle City Council workers to tidy up around the infamous Bigg Market, right outside our office.
My mum is always saying to me to tidy up my room so one day I decided to tidy my room.
The project sees specially-designed boats collect debris from the river to tidy up the Tyne.
If that's not possible, then storage and rigorous tidy ups plus regular clear-outs will have to do.
Nails Inc offers the best quickie tidy ups (pounds 7 for 15 minutes) and there will soon be a branch near you.
Work can range from removing graffiti to repairing and redecorating run-down halls to environmental work such as grass cutting, wood chipping and tidy ups.