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Tidy up   /tˈaɪdi əp/   Listen
Tidy up

verb
1.
Put (things or places) in order.  Synonyms: clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy.






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"Tidy up" Quotes from Famous Books



... to his bed, groaning with a stitch in his side. The doctor has been telephoned, and Maria Maxwell, as usual bursting with energy, which on this occasion takes a form between that of a dutiful daughter and a genuine country neighbour, has gone over to Opal Farm to tidy up a bit until the doctor gives his decision and some native woman, agreeable to Amos's taste, can be found to look after the interesting yet ...
— The Garden, You, and I • Mabel Osgood Wright

... Atwood, as soon as her husband came in, "Miss Jocelyn wishes to go with us to meeting to-morrow. Can't you or Roger tidy up the wagon a bit? 'Tain't fit for her to ...
— Without a Home • E. P. Roe

... said Mrs. Trueman, as her ears caught the rattle of the wheels, "I must trouble ye to step outside while I tidy up the floor." ...
— The Delectable Duchy • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... would be driven roughly into the pond, and a horse would drink deep of my ocean, his hooves trampling my archipelagoes and shattering my ports with what was worse than a typhoon. But I immediately set to work, as soon as the cart was gone and the mud had settled, to tidy up my coastline again and to ...
— Father and Son • Edmund Gosse

... was delayed to give the jail authorities time to "vacate and tidy up," as one prisoner confided to Miss Joy Young. It developed that "orders" had been received at the jail immediately after the arrests and before the trial, "to make ready for the suffragettes." What ...
— Jailed for Freedom • Doris Stevens



Words linked to "Tidy up" :   make, order, houseclean, straighten out, make up, clean, clean house



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