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do one's homework

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do one's homework

verb phrase

To be ready and informed, esp for a meeting, interview, report, etc: Shana Alexander has done her homework well (1930s+)


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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 ]
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