make (one's) bed (up)

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make (one's) bed (up)

1. To tidy or rearrange the bedclothes on one's bed after one has slept in it. Would it kill you to make your bed in the morning? It only takes a couple minutes! I never feel like I've properly started the day until I've made my bed up.
2. To prepare a bed for one to sleep in by fitting, arranging, or tidying the bedclothes on it. Your brother and sister are in the two spare rooms, so I made your bed up in the living room. Be sure to make each guest's bed before they arrive.
See also: bed, make

make one's (own) bed

 
1. Lit. to restore order to the bedclothes on one's own bed. Jimmy, you are old enough to make your own bed.
2. Fig. to be the cause of one's own misery. Well, I guess I made my own bed. Now I have to lie in it. "We all make our own beds," said the minister.
See also: bed, make

make someone's bed (up

) Go to make the bed (up).
See also: bed, make

make one’s bed

tv. to be the cause of one’s own misery. Well, I guess I made my own bed. Now I have to lie in it.
See also: bed, make
References in classic literature ?
Behind one of these, in a clump of sage-brush, I made my bed for the day, and soon fell asleep.
I am fond of solitude and love the night, so my resolution to "camp out" was soon taken, and by the time that it was dark I had made my bed of boughs and grasses in a corner of the room and was roasting a quail at a fire that I had kindled on the hearth.
I was sitting in a chair while the nurse made my bed. I told her I was bleeding and that's when all hell was let loose.
I've tried to have it out with my mum but she says I've made my bed and now I've just got to lie on it.
I just want to go home but my wife says that will never happen and that I've made my bed and can rot in it.
Mum said I'd made my bed and should lie on it so, at 16, I was on my own.