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    Idiomatic expression

    Idiomatic expression meaning to organise or arrange neatly, for example organizing things in the house. Thanks.

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    Hello Winston

    I'll give you half the phrase see if you can find the other half:

    1. To tidy ___

    Clue: the missing word has only 2 letters.

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    It is not the one I am looking for. I heard it sometime ago but I cannot remember it. Anyway, I did not know the one you just gave me. Tank you very much.

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    That's a pity. It was "tidy up".

    What about "make everything shipshape"?

    "Put everything in good order"?

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    It is none of them. I know you will find it. Thank you.

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    "Do the housework"?

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    Re: Idiomatic expression

    Or even
    Shipshape and Bristol fashion.

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