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ape (one's) behavior

To mimic the behavior of one, 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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This helps to explain why disordered sexual behaviour, whether heterosexual or homosexual, becomes an `addiction', resulting in `compulsive behaviour.
5) All forms of obsessive, compulsive and addictive behaviour involving alcoholism, drug abuse, promiscuous sex, are found in bulimic women and homosexuals.
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.