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.
See also: change, way

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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The 30-week programme will help men recognise the triggers for abusive behaviour and provide ways to change their ways.
SISTERS Daisy and Jazz Knibb have been distributing homemade dog mess bag dispensers in a bid to get owners to change their ways.
They still have a chance to change their ways if they happen to cause or get into any trouble instead of being sent to jail and sentenced as an adult.
"very badly, and I hope they change their ways." He said he wasn't "planning anything now" but if the WTO doesn't treat the U.S.
A senior Iranian military officer has said that if the Americans do not change their ways, then "we will force them to do so."
THE parents of two teenage Metro menaces have been warned they face eviction unless their children change their ways.
THE parents of two teenage Metro menaces have been warned they face eviction unless the children change their ways. It follows frequent complaints from the staff and passengers at a Metro interchange in North Tyneside about the two girls using foul language, setting off fire alarms and intimidating others.
But the banks, too, must be made to change their ways.
ALMOST PS1million has been granted to help troubled teenagers in flashpoint areas change their ways.
American presidents and other allies, clients and surrogates often said that groups like Hizbullah, Hamas, the Taliban, and even some shunned governments who wished to join "the civilized world" and the "community of nations" had to change their ways and stop opposing or fighting the US-led camp.
The people he meets try to change their ways and at times the harsh reality is depressing.
"Parents who knowingly allow their children to bunk off school will be prosecuted if they don't change their ways.
A new study commissioned by the AICPA shows that the target group for the Feed the Pig campaign--Americans aged 25-34--faces an uncertain financial future unless they change their ways. Dr.