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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IRELAND: Eddie O'Sullivan has demanded the team that struggled to dispatch Namibia must repay his "vote of confidence" by redeeming themselves against Georgia.
RAFA BENITEZ will urge Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise to make amends for their Portuguese bust-up by redeeming themselves in Barcelona on Wednesday
With Wales redeeming themselves against New Zealand last Sunday I think we can expect an increase again for the England game.
It has to do with a pair of corrupt government agents who return from hell to do good deeds in hopes of redeeming themselves.