do (one's) homework

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do (one's) homework

1. Literally, to complete the school work that has been assigned by a teacher to be done at home. You can't watch any more television until you do your homework!
2. To be thoroughly prepared and informed about something or something, especially in advance of some process, action, or decision. Be sure you do your homework before heading into that meeting; there's a lot at stake, and no one's going to like it if you aren't up to speed. I always do my homework before I make big purchases.
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do your homework

If you do your homework, you prepare for something, especially by finding out information about it. Before you buy any shares, do your homework. Doing your homework before you make your request will help you to have a confident manner.
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do your homework

examine thoroughly the details and background of a subject or topic, especially before giving your own views on it.
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do your ˈhomework (on something)

find out the facts, details, etc. of a subject in preparation for a meeting, a speech, an article, etc: He had just not done his homework for the interview. He couldn’t answer our questions.
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According to the criminal complaint, Reynolds told police that he became very angry after his daughter refused to do homework and that "he didn't know what came over him" and "that's when the discipline set in."
Learning how to do homework -- learning how to learn -- takes time.
Brought back into print in a new edition for a new generation of appreciative young readers ages 8 to 13, "How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up" is Trevor Romain's entertaining story of, a boy who knows just how horrible homework can be!
Instead of one building, there are many different spaces where students do homework. Instead of one teacher--working for the principal--to oversee the work, there are parents and guardians.
Whereas all the participants mentioned that one major purpose for doing homework was to review and reinforce school learning, students further stated that they did homework to please significant others (i.e., parents and teachers) or to comply with their expectations (e.g., "My dad says I have to get good grades, so I do homework even if I don't feel like it").
Results revealed that urban high school students, compared with their rural counterparts, were more likely to do homework for adult-oriented reasons.
Q How can I get my seven year old son to do homework? Every single night we have the same battle, I get out his homework and reading books and he shouts, screams and then starts crying.
Many of our students, especially those at risk, fail to do homework because they lack either the appropriate resources or the necessary selfdiscipline to complete homework.
Students who actually do homework can get so much more from their education.
There are important individual differences among learners both in motivation to do homework in general and in specific preferences about when, where, how, and with whom they prefer to do it (Hong & Milgram, 2000).
It includes the intrapersonal and interpersonal preferences of the individual about how, where, when, and with whom to do homework, and is divided into four subcategories: (a) organizational (structure, order, place, time), (b) surroundings (sound, light, temperature, furniture design), (c) perceptual-physical (auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic, intake, mobility), and (d) interpersonal (alone/peers, authority figures present).