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mend your ways

This page is about the idiom mend your ways

Meaning: 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

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Contributor: Matt Errey