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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A convicted killer who has settled in Aurora said he's "willing to work hard to change my ways" and won't be a threat to area residents, decades after he was accused of being part of the "Ripper Crew" that killed women in the 1980s.
So although No Lotion For That, The Sky Is Falling Down and Change My Ways hark back to his purple patch, the Eastern-themed title track and soulful Don't Stop show you can teach an old dog new tricks.
I may be more like that fictional grumpy priest than I care to admit, and I need all the help I can get to change my ways. I am confident that Saint Dorothy Day could help.