change with the times

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change with the times

To modify or update one's behavior or beliefs to reflect what is current. Of course grandpa doesn't have a cell phone—he never wants to change with the times. That senator needs to change with the times and stop saying things that are wildly inappropriate in today's world.
See also: change, times

change with the times

also keep up with the times
to accept and use new ways Hospitals are changing with the times and are much friendlier, more informal places. If you do not keep up with the times, you will lose customers.
See also: change, times