Helpful, business-like, she approached the table, a gleam spelling order and tidiness in her eye.
tidiness is worth more to a business man than most of them realize.
A bad beginning, as many of our rules had reference to tidiness.
Rags and tidiness, filth and cleanliness, lay almost touching.
There was an atmosphere of cleanliness, tidiness, and thrift not found in other settlements along the Yukon.
They know every plant and its value, but they care little about tidiness.
The broad asphalt traffic lanes were gone, and so was the tidiness of the park lawns.
I began to form my own opinion of the tidiness now, but said nothing.
Even his inveterate want of tidiness indicates a careless mind.
It is that of tidiness, and its effect on the nervous system.
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.