Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

do (your) homework

do your homework
1) thoroughly prepare for and be informed about something/someone
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    • do your homework on something/someone
  • Analysis

    Homework is usually study or revision which is assigned by a teacher in order to enhance your understanding of a subject. To do your homework is an expression meaning to study a subject or a situation so that you are extremely prepared and know a lot about it.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In the interview, it was obvious that the manager had done his homework on me. I was really surprised about some of the things he knew!
    2. Make sure you do your homework before going into that meeting, it's vital you are up to speed on everything if we are going to impress those investors.
    3. I would advise anyone looking to buy shares to make sure they do their homework first. Investing in the stock market can be a very risky business, especially if you are unprepared.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We are going to be tested on history tomorrow so I better do my homework so I'm prepared.
    2. Before you take out a loan it is worth of doing your homework and finding out which are the best rates for your needs.
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