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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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In line with making notes at school or doing one's homework, the book states that the left brain picks up words, logic, numbers, sequence, linearity, analysis and lists.
Doing one's homework always pays dividends in our game, especially if it's actually within the boundary of your own fishery.
Doing one's homework. Nothing substitutes for hard work, studying the situation, and mapping out all the scenarios, ahead of time.
"It saves us so much time out in the field." In business, doing one's homework pays off hugely in the end.
It stresses the discipline of parental guidance in doing one's homework accurately, a value transferred by Dr.