It was Madame Raquin who had to arrange the rooms and tidy up the shop.
As well might Hercules have attempted to tidy up the Augean stables with a squirt.
Simcox says the thing he chiefly wanted to do was to tidy up.
And take a tool or two, sir; and go early and tidy up the garden a bit.
“You can wash up and tidy up, Porter,” he said to his friend.
He designates a trooper ...