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make the arrangements

1. To organize, plan, or prepare what is necessary (for or to do something). Our legal team has already made the arrangements, so everything should be ready for you when you arrive on Monday. It will take me a little bit of time to make the arrangements, but the new equipment should be ready sometime in the next week or two.
2. To organize everything that is necessary for a funeral. I'm so shaken from her death that I can't even think about making the arrangements right now. My brothers and sisters and I all made the arrangements together when our father finally passed away.
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make the arrangements

Euph. to arrange a funeral. A funeral services practitioner will be happy to help you make the arrangements. When my father died, I was the one who made the arrangements.
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References in classic literature ?
There proved nothing for it but to accept the situation, and we made the arrangement that Nicolete was to slip off to bed first, and then put out the light and go to sleep.
The Desmonds brought me and made the arrangement, or the bargain, or whatever you call it.
There was another family living actually held for Edmund; but though this circumstance had made the arrangement somewhat easier to Sir Thomas's conscience, he could not but feel it to be an act of injustice, and he earnestly tried to impress his eldest son with the same conviction, in the hope of its producing a better effect than anything he had yet been able to say or do.
"Task Force Bastogne made the arrangements to bring the Coast Guard in early onto Fort Campbell and it turned out to be a great thing," Bowers said.
One stipulation I made was that when a student was given a piano, he or she would have to make arrangements to pick it up; Alexandrea and her parents eagerly made the arrangements.
Ospanov, made the arrangements for the course, which was held at the Hotel Premier Alatau where the out-of-town students were housed.
One of them, reported CNSNews.com on August 16th, was "a Spanish-speaker who has been living in Cuba for several years" and who reportedly made the arrangements for Adams' visit with Castro.