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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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Addressing a joining ceremony at QWP's central secretariat on Saturday, he added that government had not done homework on preparing the annual budget for fiscal year 2016-17 as it has bypass some genuine problems of the common people.
The teacher also sends daily homework via e-mail, and receives the done homework through e-mail," he said.
The Government should have done homework within the party, within the MLAs, within the MPs, within the ministers.
He said the Vietnam embassy had already done homework for creating favourable conditions for the Pakistan business community so that they could visit Vietnam to gain first-hand knowledge about available business opportunities there.
Pupils need to learn how to study on their own but just because kids have always done homework, it doesn't mean we shouldn't look at new ways of learning.
Mian Iftikhar said that provincial government has done homework and the matter was raised on the floor of the Assembly that both the male and female would be bound to get their blood screened before getting married.