From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
2. Hence: [fig.] Studies or other preparatory work done prior to some activity; -- usually used of preparations for activities of significance or consequence for the performer; as, the candidate didn't do her homework well and was outclassed in the debate. [PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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