do one's homework

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do one's homework

Be well prepared, as in Steve had done his homework before the meeting and could answer all of the client's questions. This usage transfers a school assignment to a broader context. [c. 1930]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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