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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But anyone who had done their homework would know that this team have beaten Pakistan twice in the last year.
But people who say that haven't done their homework.
Most of the visitors to the site have done their homework on the company's website.
They are the best source of information because not only have they done their homework but so have their bankers.
But the ministerial staff members making the approach had done their homework.
While some schools are lowering fat and making healthier vegetarian meals available, not enough have done their homework when it comes to nutrition.
Laughter erupted in the Monterrey classroom when the students admitted that not only hadn't they done their homework problems, they didn't even know what page the class was on.
The Italian players' lack of knowledge about their opponents means that the players possibly have not done their homework and that they are relying upon their manager.
Well, it might have been had the bunch of bozos who crashed into the Dome in a JCB done their homework and realised the 12 blue diamonds, reputedly worth pounds 35million, were fakes.