clean (one's) act up

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clean (one's) act up

To improve one's behavior. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to clean my act up or else I'd be expelled.
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clean one's act up

to reform one's conduct; to improve one's performance. We were told to clean our act up or move out. I cleaned up my act, but not in time. I got kicked out.
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But the reformed midfielder, who turned to Tony Adams's Sporting Chance Clinic to clean his act up after he faced the sack over a series of unsavoury bust-ups, is likely to be rewarded with a new contract for remaining loyal to City.