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
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Of course I'd be jealous, but you've made your bed so lie in it."
In generations past, you made your bed and you lay on it.
And when the monkey girls found themselves on the mossy side of 35 with neither resumes nor reputations, society's judgment was bleak: You made your bed, now lie in it.
But for those who come to realise their mistake and wish to re-join our munificent British welfare state, they should be told no - go back from whence you came, you have made your bed, now go back and lie on it, you are not wanted here.