tidy up after (someone)


: to clean up someone else's messes
I'm tired of always tidying up after you.

Examples of tidy up after (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was always a Chinese or French co-teacher helping with the students, as well as caretakers who regularly came in to the class to help tidy up after lessons, three former colleagues said. James Griffiths, CNN, 4 June 2021 Buses are packed with day cleaners and nannies who travel long distances to tidy up after the wealthy. Jessica Brice, Bloomberg.com, 7 June 2020

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“Tidy up after (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidy%20up%20after%20%28someone%29. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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