revert to type

revert to type

if someone reverts to type, they return to their usual behaviour after a period of behaving in a different, usually better, way After several weeks without saying a rude word to anyone, he seems to have reverted to type.
See also: revert, type
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We should constantly remind ourselves of the potential of pets to revert to type and behave in a way that can be natural but deadly for young children.
In the following weeks there are several opportunities for you to revert to type and sit at home or go down the pub to watch the Boro on TV, but if you really feel like being a true supporter, get yourself to the Riverside
And then, sadly, we seem to revert to type - going back to ignoring each other.
WEST BROM ended a sorry start to the season by winning at Tottenham on Sunday but they could well revert to type at home to Hull in the Capital One Cup this evening, writes Steve Davies.
The next few days will presumably see the world's wettest tennis tournament revert to type and the quaint local pastimes of shower-dodging, courtcover surfing and wellywanging being reprised.
Ireland boss Kidney is expected to revert to type for this crucial encounter, with perhaps only Andrew Trimble's starting place up for grabs on the wing - with Fergus McFadden and Craig Gilroy hoping to come in.
Or is it a slick PR job on a candidate who will revert to type once he has his feet under the desk in the Oval Office?
Will the sports editors of all the British media revert to type after these Olympics are over or will they try keep up their readers' interest in all the "minority" and women's sports?
Where a many normal looking bands of young men will revert to type and pretend they're the Arctic Monkeys, Fennel Seeds seem more than happy in producing something a little more heartfelt.
But it doesn't take long for the Tory toffs to revert to type.
The Revert to Type exhibition, at Newcastle's Opus Gallery, is based on the role of lettering and handwriting in popular culture.
However, Love believes that the South Sea Islanders let themselves down against the Italians and he has assured Hansen and his men that they will revert to type in an effort to get their World Cup campaign back on track.
No matter how high we seem to climb, put us under strain and we revert to type, that is, to the bush.
We had worked on it three or four days last week and every time we did, it looked a bit better but we were under pressure and the right thing to do was to revert to type and try and get a foothold back in the game.
But Frank then realises that because the robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) doesn't have any moral fibre, it could be trained to help him to revert to type - as a lock-breaker.