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.
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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
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The scientists of all the participating countries of the United Nations have carried out research and issued warnings about what could happen by the end of this century unless we change our ways, and they are accused of scaremongering.
If we want to change our ways, we need to change completely; it's no use putting on an appearance of being kind, while in our heart we're still unkind.
It becomes a question of our determination and desire to change our ways.
Dapo Ajayi, head of AstraZeneca UK Operations and Macclesfield site manager, said: "It is clear we must change our ways of working and become more efficient.