adj (tidier, tidiest)
- 1 [room/cupboard] ordenado, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; [garden/lawn] bien cuidado; [hair] arreglado, cuidado; [person] ordenado, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; (in appearance) arreglado, pulcro she has a tidy mind es muy metódicaMore example sentences
- If you wore slacks you were almost certainly a member of the golf club, you were neat and tidy and smart, you were destined for a middling job, an early marriage and early middle age.
- Yet this girl, with a meticulously tidy mother and accountant father, was a walking bomb site who couldn't add up.
- After the third knock a charming and tidy gentleman appeared at the front door.
- 2 (considerable) [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [sum/profit] bonito [colloquial/familiar], considerableMore example sentences
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- You could join the thieves guild and make quite a tidy bit of money.
- He put a tidy amount on at 40-1 and picked up a four-figure sum.
- We deferred almost all our household spending for six months and thus earned a tidy amount of extra interest.
- The former Biggar player's tidy performance encapsulated the discipline and focus of a side which had a well-constructed gameplan and which stuck to it as well as they have all year.
tidy awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
tidy outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
- [room/cupboard] (vaciar* y) ordenar
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (make neat) [room/desk] ordenar, arreglar; [toys] ordenar, recoger* I asked the hairdresser to tidy my hair up le pedí al peluquero que me recortara las puntas to tidy oneself up arreglarse 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio ordenar
- 1 1.1 (on chair) (American English/inglés norteamericano) antimacasar (masculine) 1.2 (container) (British English/inglés británico) desk/kitchen tidy organizador (masculine) para el escritorio/la cocina
- 2 (act) (no plural/sin plural) the room needs a tidy hay que arreglar or ordenar la habitaciónMore example sentences
- Several tons of rubbish were cleaned from houses during the tidy-up.
- Rain stopped play on the garage painting project late in the afternoon, so Graham shifted his attention to the inside, doing a major tidy-up on the garage and on his workshop at the back end.
- Many parents of teenagers know all about bedrooms needing a good tidy-up, but how many would require a full-scale archaeological dig?