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mend your ways

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmend your waysmend your waysIMPROVEBEHAVEto improve the way you behave after behaving badly for a long time If he doesn’t mend his ways, he’ll be asked to leave. mend
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mend your waysIt's possible the college might take you back, but first you'll have to convince them you've mended your ways.The Communist Party committees tried to 're-educate' him but he refused to mend his ways.More recently, and equally significantly, the colony's stock market had mended its ways.More uniform arrangements will allow good schools to flourish, they say, while forcing bad ones to mend their ways.She wrote back in an unusually cheery vein in-tended to demonstrate, I suppose, that she was mending her ways.And attempts to mend its ways are running into trouble.This makes it less likely that investors would encourage a dissolute borrower to mend its ways by withholding finance.If he doesn't mend his ways he'll be in jail by the time he's eighteen.As a result of this report the caretaker was informed that if he did not mend his ways he would be discharged.
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