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go legit

To begin behaving honestly after a previous involvement with nefarious or illegal activities. Yes, he got into a lot of trouble when he was a teenager, but he's gone legit now, I swear.
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go legit

begin to behave honestly after a period of illegal activity. informal
Legit was originally a late 19th-century theatrical abbreviation meaning ‘a legitimate actor’, that is, one who acts in ‘legitimate theatre’ (conventional or serious drama).
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Alex Malouf says it's high time the PR and communications industry began getting accreditation and going legit.
Mr King, the boss of the criminal underworld, dreams of going legit and attaining respectability through his daughter Grainne's career in show business but when her career falls apart, so too do his plans.
Living on the wrong side of the law comes at a price and Tommy hopes to safeguard his family''s future by going legit.
The biggest Arkansas Razorbacks fan Web site is going legit.
And, in any case, everyone seems to be going legit now.
com - sorry napster - which have invested hundreds of millions in going legit, and for the record companies which will charge precisely the same despite slashed production costs.
When I was first asked how I felt about going legit I said: "I don't feel too grand about it, let alone a hundred grand
The Biograph isn't the only movie theater going legit.
Not that every one of the 4,000 titles is going legit.
com, a business founded by a quartet of students at Canada's University of Waterloo, apparently is on the verge of going legit.
SYDNEY After 27 years in showbiz, Australian film and TV producer Ben Gannon struck it rich by going legit.