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ape (someone's) behavior

To mimic the behavior of someone, generally in a mocking or derisive manner. It is pretty standard now for comedians to ape the president's behavior and manner of speech.
See also: ape, behavior

be on (one's) good behavior

To be very polite or exercising exceptionally good manners. Primarily heard in US. Now, you kids must be on your good behavior for your Auntie this weekend! Good morning, class. I hope everyone was on their good behavior for the substitute teacher yesterday.
See also: behavior, good, on

be on (one's) best behavior

To be very polite or exercise exceptionally good manners. Primarily heard in US. Now, you kids must be on your best behavior for your Auntie this weekend! Good morning, class. I hope everyone was on their best behavior for the substitute teacher yesterday.
See also: behavior, on

on (one's) good behavior

Being very polite or exercising exceptionally good manners. Primarily heard in US. Now, you kids must be on your good behavior for your Auntie this weekend! Good morning, class. I hope everyone was on their good behavior for the substitute teacher yesterday.
See also: behavior, good, on
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However, repeated homosexual behaviour may cause changes in brain structure.
It is not known how much correlation there is between genes and behaviour.
This helps to explain why disordered sexual behaviour, whether heterosexual or homosexual, becomes an `addiction', resulting in `compulsive behaviour.
It is known that the environment and behaviour affect not only the character of the person, but the physical development of the brain.
Maintenance and generalization of behaviours after treatment of persons with traumatic brain injury.
Changes in adaptive behaviour of severely and profoundly mentally handicapped adults in different residential settings.
Multi-disciplinary professionals with specialist knowledge of working with deaf people explore aspects of mild to severe challenging behaviour with reference to its cause, assessment, prevention and management.
Deafness and Challenging Behaviour aims to stimulate debate in contentious areas such as restraint practices and human rights, whilst bridging gaps in the application of culturally cogent service provision for the deaf community.
Service Users Perspective of Challenging Behaviour and Restraint.