A lightning bolt striking his Manhattan apartment ends his tidy, orderly self-centered academic life for good.
I was the kid making a tidy profit burning CDs for all my friends at two bucks a pop back during the Napster heyday in 2000.
It was free and unruly; it was hair that had been released from any need to be controlled and tidy.
Where once sat a mess of computers in the passenger's seat now stands a tidy motherboard no larger than an iPad.
The room is tidy, with the slogan “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” hanging on the wall.
We inspected a farm in Mayo where the family and the cow lived in the same room, but it was kept remarkably clean and tidy.
Before her, instead of the tidy supper-table, she was seeing the medicine-tray as she had left it.
I wore my aunt's gown and handkerchief, and my hair was at least tidy, which was all my ambition.
She brushed some dust from her habit, and made sure that her hair was tidy.
I believe you can attract trade here if you will have things nice, and bright, and tidy.
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.