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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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She moved on from garment-making and took a job as a nurse assistant in a convalescent home, working double shifts and running home in between to make sure he'd done his homework.
The author has done his homework, reading the charts, studying the blueprints, and putting himself into the middle of each adventure.
But Smith has done his homework and his players want to impress.
Nigel Worthington has done his homework to try and ensure Norwich's safe passage past non-League Dagenham & Redbridge today.
Morgan said: ``I thought Nesta's answers were very significant, revealing that he had not done his homework.
The former religious publishing director at Doubleday, Cahill has done his homework - studying at Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary - but he wisely does not offer the book as scholarship.
Salesman Cevan Jordon-Price, 21, said: "The lad's been in and seen it, but it doesn't look like he has done his homework yet - it's still here waiting.
we bark at our kid as he reaches for a better excuse for not having cleaned his room or done his homework.
A long list of reference materials at the back of the book suggests that Jensen has done his homework.
amp;uot;Wes has done his homework and has assembled a good team
Other council members have frequently sniped at Holden, particularly council President John Ferraro, who has complained Holden has not done his homework on council topics.