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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Summary: The majority of students in the Capital spend, on average, one hour or less studying and doing their homework, a recent survey reveals.
Sydney, Apr 10 ( ANI ): Former Australian Test pacer Jason Gillespie has expressed his surprise and said that he was shocked at how the Australian team culture has slipped to such a point where four players were suspended for not doing their homework during the recent Tests against India.
THIS term pupils of Year 6 have been doing their homework using an on-line programme called SamLearning.
The Body Rev comes with an instructional DVD, but I found that keeping it in my family room and using it while watching television or while my kids are doing their homework gives me a boost in energy - and my arms get a good workout.
We believe it would be a great project for downtown and have en couraged them [to look at the Ground Zero redevelopment site], but it is still early as they are developing their project and are still doing their homework," added Sirefmann
Kozlowski says their success centres on understanding what their business focus is and in doing their homework.
We empower them to live with the consequences of their decisions--whether it's doing their homework, learning a math problem, or the bigger life issues.
2000) study, when treatment and control groups were compared following a homework intervention, students exposed to the intervention saw themselves as doing their homework better than students not exposed to the intervention.
The chapters are on the hook for follow-up with these individuals, and I am on the hook to keep in regular touch with the membership chairs to garner feedback on their efforts, to keep recruiting on their minds and to make sure they are doing their homework, too.
Sometimes foundries go into beneficial reuse applications without doing their homework, and as pointed out in the article, the results can be disastrous.
The fact that children spend a lot of time watching TV and doing their homework in rooms with wood stoves make them unknowing victims.
In TWL, students can have questions answered while doing their homework with only a few clicks.
Why are parents not held accountable for making sure their children are doing their homework and not ``vegging out'' in front of television or a video game?
People are excited about the lucrative opportunity of buying property at a beach community and many of them are not doing their homework first and getting second opinions from outside professionals.
You can catch them every day after school doing their homework in the shop's waiting room, Sanelli says.