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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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Hughton has been doing his homework on the Birmingham squad and fringe players by compiling a file on them.
In October, Islam Badr, an 11-year-old student in Alexandria died after his teacher kicked him in the stomach for not doing his homework.
Mum's "sort of" snogging Uncle Jack; sister Lauren's hormonal and sulky, and young Oscar is probably upstairs doing his homework and awaiting a head-transplant, just like Martin Fowler did when we didn't see him from one year to the next.
Meetings have been planned to discuss the safety of pen tops after a teenager choked to death while doing his homework.
Michael has been busy doing his homework to develop materials for the foundation, researching fire safety Web sites and gathering statistics.
His home life was so chaotic, that he was having difficulty doing his homework.
Perhaps the prospective Conservative candidate would be best employed doing his homework, rather than making erroneous statements in the press.
Jake often fell asleep in the den while doing his homework.
ABC Ray Valek, communication services manager at University of Chicago Hospitals, was doing his homework, studying an article on health-care reform published in Healthcare Marketing Report.
Halperin was cited as being knowledgeable with a reputation for doing his homework.
Mario Solis, 10, donated the $1 weekly allowance that he earned for cleaning his room and doing his homework.
A DAD is bribing his son into doing his homework with a message on a guitar in a music shop.
It wasn't too long ago that Thomas Swindle was slacking off at Thousand Oaks High School, not doing his homework and not making the grade.
As city manager, Brimhall kept on doing his homework, said Public Works Director Don Nelson.
Seeing a chance to make a point, I called his bluff by doing his homework the next night.