make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

(redirected from made ready)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

To become or make something prepared for something or someone. I don't think I'll have enough time to make myself ready for the gala this evening! John, please make the spare rooms ready for Jane and the kids before they get here. Gentlemen, make ready for our immediate departure!
See also: make, ready, someone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make ˈready (for something)

(formal) prepare (for something): Everyone is very busy here making ready for the royal visit.
See also: make, ready
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

make ready

To make preparations.
See also: make, ready
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
He said following the directives of the chief justice of Pakistan, a report is soon to be made ready by the Balochistan Water committee commission paying visits to the remote areas.
The company is also planning to launch BSVI compliant models by January 2020, and the 796 cc engine that powers the Alto 800 and Maruti Omni cannot be made ready to meet the BSVI standards.
A boat was made ready to carry six fugitives and to sail from Samaheej coast.
The defendant spoke only to confirm his personal details from the dock during the 11-minute hearing when various directions were made ready for the trial.
Dr Mahathir also said that not all government decisions have been made ready for public consumption.
The plane was refuelled and made ready for departure.
PPP's Naveed Qamar said the online voting software should be made ready for the next elections after 2018, which should be held after biometric verification.
For the full year, projects valued at a combined Dh1.5 billion from its portfolio will be completed and made ready for occupation.
In fact the whole southbound carriageway between Leamington Road and Stonehouse Lane was packed with tanks, Bren Gun Carriers, armoured cars and lorries, all being made ready for war.
- A 490MW gas-fired IWPP in Salalah costing $1bn, made ready in 2012.
The lifeboat returned to Llandudno and by 6.30am was refuelled and made ready for further service and crew later proudly took part as usual in Llandudno's annual Trafalgar Day Parade.
Chapman renamed, refitted and made ready the yacht for the Auckland to Musket Cove (Fiji) Ocean Race and in February recorded the fastest time in the Simrad Two-Handed series in Auckland and competed in the Coastal Classic Race in October.
By then, Station 2 had become the Motorized Patrol Headquarters, where the 28 new patrol cars in 1953 were being made ready for service.
These include the new PREPTM Buffered Peptone Water (ISO), the first in a line of bagged, sterile dehydrated culture media that are made ready to use simply by adding water.
Once the casualty hand-over was complete, both boats returned to station and were re-fuelled and made ready for the next service again.