change (one's) ways

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change (one's) ways

To start behaving in a different, usually preferable, way. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to change my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to change your ways.
See also: change, way

change your ˈways

start to live or behave in a different way from before: I’ve learned my lesson and I’m going to try to change my ways.It’s unlikely your boss will change his ways.
See also: change, way
References in classic literature ?
He even produced a bad impression on some people, which grieved him sorely; but he did not change his ways for all that.
Mansaya had earlier surrendered to the police who were enforcing Oplan Tokhang, and had promised to change his ways.
judge almost three years ago that he was homeless and that he wanted to go to jail so he could change his ways.
So much for medical Advice, although he did, indeed, change his ways.
Defence solicitor Robert Vickery said: "He has made an effort to change his ways.
A MUM locked up because of her truant son says she hopes her spell behind bars will make him change his ways.
A GRAFFITI artist vowed to change his ways after being caught scratching his signature markings into the window of a Birmingham pub.
If Brown had to bottle to serve on a battlefield front line, he would just may be rapidly change his ways.
If you let him know you won't stand for bullying, he may change his ways.
Nicholson continues to add to the legend, here playing a user of men accustomed to getting away with murder and not about to change his ways in his golden years.
US PRESIDENT George Bush is to change his ways and tone down his taunting of terrorists.
Always afraid of taking risks, Joe realizes that he must change his ways in order to help Ed and to take charge of his own future.
And if the president doesn't change his ways, some conservatives are threatening to withhold their support for his 2004 reelection bid.
A SEX offender with an appalling record of crimes, including attacks on elderly women, has been sent to live in a bail hostel so that probation officers can change his ways.
even to the extent of all but excusing Murphy on the grounds of illness, should remember that while he can change his ways, he cannot change what happened.