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mend your ways

This page is about the idiom mend your ways


If you mend your ways, you improve your behaviour and stop doing things that cause trouble.

For example

  • Terry had better mend his ways or Rosie will leave him forever.

  • It took him a long time to mend his ways, but these days Jack is a good father and husband.

Quick Quiz

If Harry doesn't mend his ways, he could

a. get some new ones

b. end up in jail

c. be very successful
a) get some new ones b) end up in jail c) be very successful

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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