change (one's) ways

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change (one's) ways

To start behaving in a different, usually preferable, way. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to change my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to change your ways.
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change your ˈways

start to live or behave in a different way from before: I’ve learned my lesson and I’m going to try to change my ways.It’s unlikely your boss will change his ways.
See also: change, way
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Having struggled with her weight from an early age, Melissa decided that she needed to change her ways and lost a total of 11st 3lb.
In spite of repeated requests, she is unwilling to change her ways," said an officer in charge of protecting top leaders in the state.
She was spared jail after vowing to change her ways.
Will the stylist's unorthodox techniques help her change her ways?
If she doesn't change her ways, can you talk to a parent or aunt about the problem?
Cathy Matthews was a self-described "junk-food junkie" until a nutritionist recommended she change her ways. She began grinding her own grain for "nutritionally superior" bread, and soon segued into selling her RAW brand dough at the Cherry Creek Farmer's Market.
A MUM-TO BE convicted of burglary last year has been given three months to change her ways.
He said winning the timepiece would serve as a perfect New Year resolution for her to change her ways.
Her Majesty doesn't have much choice - the First Scouse Lady isn't going to change her ways after queening it in No.10 for the best part of a decade.
He said: "I thought she would see herself and change her ways.