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 ?
You must be very careful, however, to make my bed in the right way, for I wish you always to shake it thoroughly, so that the feathers fly about; then they say, down there in the world, that it is snowing; for I am Mother Holle.' The old woman spoke so kindly, that the girl summoned up courage and agreed to enter into her service.