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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And the former Hearts shot-stopper said: "When the manager came in at Kilmarnock he'd done his homework. He mentioned he'd seen us play and looked at our games.
He had done his homework and knew what that No 6 meant.
Buckley had done his homework to the extent of shunning the inside rail on the well-fancied 9-2 chance, who is trained by his boss Nigel Hawke.
We missed out on our priority in the summer - a number 10 - so Roberto will already have done his homework and maybe a new face in that position could give us a real boost this month.
One might have expected that as the third international envoy to the crisis, Staffan de Mistura would have done his homework to avoid any pitfalls.
Surely his hosts, Operation Black Vote, should have ensured he'd done his homework before his harangue.
Once your dog has done his homework, then he has some assignments to do, including carrying groceries, fetching the phone when it rings or even removing your socks.
It would be easy for Rebirth to be cheesy but Wayne has done his homework and it's an exciting listen.
Normally the Dane would have done his homework, but he said: "I was completely in the dark.
He added: "If Kevin Myers is a journalist without an agenda, he should have done his homework and known what our Save Tara campaign actually stands for and what I stand for".
The author has done his homework, reading the charts, studying the blueprints, and putting himself into the middle of each adventure.
Forwards coach O'Donovan, on head coach watch due to Eddie O'Sullivan's involvement with the Lions in New Zealand, had done his homework as the tourists outscored the Japanese by four tries to none.
Obviously this author has done his homework, and I cannot see how his efforts could be improved upon in terms of this specific topic: the identification and citation of biblical text and rabbinical commentary on 'blackness' and its significance in Judaism.
Even if the singer has done his homework, he may have learned something inaccurately, or perhaps he has not yet had an opportunity to sing his part with the instrumental part.
A self-described ABBA expert, Potiez spent five years researching and writing this history of the group that famously asked "Does Your Mother Know?" From each member's birth through the group's disbandment in 1983 to a "Where Are They Now?" chapter, Potiez has done his homework.