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make the bed

To neatly arrange the bed coverings (including sheets, blankets, and pillows) into their original position from before the bed was slept in. Please make the bed before you come down for breakfast. It's good to get into the habit of making the bed in the morning—it's an easy accomplishment to start your day!
See also: bed, make

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.
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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.
See also: bed, make
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By the end of it, I was making the bed, ironing it down and telling my kids, 'This is how we make the bed in our house,' " he added.
She told the story of how her housekeeper once was making the bed in the guest room when she suddenly saw indentations where the feet and the head of a body would be.
Instead of changing the sheets for the next guests, we caught the maid simply making the bed.
I tried using a sofa bed but it was a drag making the bed every night.
As one local businessman put it, "When Pat Buchanan gets up in the morning and marches down to the border to shake his fist at all those Mexicans, who do you think is going to be making the bed at his hotel?
Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas was quizzed by police after his girlfriend claimed he beat her up for not making the bed.
TerraVelo Tours will do all the work, of course: cooking your meals; making the beds (yes, beds); and organizing wine tours and truffle hunts.
And robots haven't yet mastered one vital and particularly human task: making the beds.