See also: tidy-up
- To make clean. In particular to make satisfactorily neat. Usually used to describe the straightening-out of a small room or small space.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 7:
- When the long, hot journey drew to its end and the train slowed down for the last time, there was a stir in Jessamy’s carriage. People began to shake crumbs from their laps and tidy themselves up a little.
to make clean (a small room or small space)