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revert to type

To return to usual behavior or form after a temporary change, typically an improvement. Jenny has been very gracious since she joined our department, but I'm afraid she may revert to type once the newness wears off. The administration had made strides in transparency, but with how evasive it's been on this latest issue, it looks like it is reverting to type.
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revert to someone or something

 
1. to return to some type of person or a former state. After he was out of prison, he reverted to a life of crime. She quickly reverted to her childhood dialect after a few weeks at home.
2. to become the property of someone, a group, or an institution. At the end of ten years, this house and the land it sits on reverts to the youngest living child. Then the property reverts to the state.
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revert to ˈtype

(formal) return to the way you would expect somebody to behave when you remember their family, sex, work, history, etc: The team had two very unexpected wins, but have now reverted to type and lost the last two games.
See also: revert, type

revert to

v.
1. To return to some former condition, practice, subject, or belief: When the computerized accounting system failed, we reverted to using paper spreadsheets.
2. To return to some former owner or the heirs of the former owner. Used of money or property: At the end of 100 years, all privately held land in the park will revert to the government.
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99% until August 2, 2010 reverting to lender's standard variable rate for rest of the term, currently 7.
79% until October 1, 2011 reverting to Bank of England base rate plus 2.
The Corporation holds an average before payout interest of 95% reverting to an average after payout interest of 85% in the pool that is subject to a 30% net profit interest provision.
19% fixed until May 31, 2011 - reverting to the lender's standard variable rate for the rest of the term, currently 7.
04% until July 31, 2013 - reverting to the lender's standard variable rate for rest of the term, currently 7.
69%, reverting to its standard variable rate for the remaining term of the mortgage, currently 7.