Tidy in a sentence as a noun

Politics isn't supposed to be this neat and tidy, is it?

The friends in commercial spaces will keep them tidy, clean and free of vermin.

Repeat a few years, with more expertise, and he made a tidy fortune for himself.

Tidy in a sentence as a verb

I feel an overwhelming urge to go back and tidy it up, try to tie it all into a nice conclusion or something.

I will wear mine for another ten years if only they'll hold together and still look tidy enough to walk into the public.

Perhaps Levison knew he was at the end-game and merely needed a brief delay to tidy up some loose end, in which case his tactic worked well.

Tidy in a sentence as an adjective

It seems so great and tidy until you actually try to implement it and then you realize that your level of ignorance was greater than you could have possibly imagined.

I recommend reading Hadley Wickam's papers on "tidy data" and the "split-apply-combine" style of analysis.

Besides, if something like that ever becomes a problem, a better response would be a prohibition on self-promotion or some other clear guideline, rather than a vague requirement of notability.- If these deletionists are just being OCD and wanting everything to be tidy and clean and under their editorial control, I would say that they need to take a break.

Tidy definitions


receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)


put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"

See also: neaten straighten


marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"


(of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"

See also: kempt


large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"

See also: goodly goodish healthy hefty respectable sizable sizeable