redeem (one)self

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redeem (one)self

To make amends for one's past misdeeds or shortcomings by doing something positive. Matt's grades were not great at the beginning of the semester, but he's totally redeemed himself and gotten A's on every test since. My sister was mad at me for not spending time with her, so I redeemed myself by getting us tickets to see her favorite band.
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We didn't let it out when we should have had last year and look we redeemed ourselves today.
It feels good that we redeemed ourselves, said top performer Kim Dy after the Lady Spikers reclaimed a share of the No.
MacLean, who won Olympic team sprint silver in Sydney in 2000, added: "It would've been nice to be celebrating the double, but I suppose we've redeemed ourselves a little bit.
Anyhow, we redeemed ourselves with a PR classic--the novelty sandwich stunt.
We redeemed ourselves in the second half thanks to substitutions that shored up our midfield and made the frontline more effective.
The credit should go to the forwards who set up a superb platform and we redeemed ourselves after a poor second-half display at Aberavon.
We redeemed ourselves in the second half against City but the start killed us off, really.
Scot MacLean, who won Olympic team sprint silver in 2000, added: "It would have been nice to celebrate the double but I suppose we've redeemed ourselves a bit.
Tindall said: "I don't think the Ireland defeat will be out of the system until we have redeemed ourselves a little bit.