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tidy up

Meaning: to make a place look neat and tidy

For example:

  • tidy up Don't forget to tidy up when you've finished.

  • tidy sth up Tidy your room up Joel, or you won't be getting any pocket money!

  • tidy up sth Why does my wife insist on tidying up the house just before the housekeeper comes?

Quick Quiz:

Just before her dinner party guests arrived, Marylin spent a few minutes tidying up
  1. her husband
  2. her apartment
  3. the chicken soup

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