do (one's) homework

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do (one's) homework

1. Literally, to complete school work that has been assigned to be done at home. You can't watch any more television until you do your homework!
2. To be thoroughly prepared and informed for something, such as a meeting, interview, or report. 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.
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do one's homework

Be well prepared, as in Steve had done his homework before the meeting and could answer all of the client's questions . This usage transfers a school assignment to a broader context. [c. 1930]
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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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The DJ did a wonderful job by doing her homework on Hemant.
The victim was home alone, doing her homework, when the suspect came home.
But Kitty does care; when not doing her homework means more work in the end, that her friend Rosie is only pretending not to be upset when her parents split up and that her other pal William is being bullied.
Though I yield to no man in my unstinting hatred of attorneys, barristers, lawyers and, yes, even legal secretaries (I recently beat my daghter for doing her homework on a yellow legal pad), I do not feel that the legal profession is the most menacing, repugnant, worthless group of people in our society.
Alison, my 8-year-old stepdaughter, watched the film enrapt, squealing with dismay or delight in all the right places; my 11-year-old quickly grew bored with it and found doing her homework a preferable alternative.
for a 5 o'clock workout, go to school, then skate afterward, often doing her homework in the car.