change with the times

change with the times

To modify or update one's behavior or beliefs to reflect what is current. Of course grandpa doesn't have a cell phone—he never wants to change with the times. That senator needs to change with the times and stop saying things that are wildly inappropriate in today's world.
See also: change, times

keep up, move, etc. with the ˈtimes

change in the same way as the rest of society changes: In business it’s important to keep up with the times.People’s tastes change with the times. OPPOSITE: be (stuck) in a time warp
See also: keep, times
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It has definitely got a lot tougher, so we are having to change with the times.
We pride ourselves on being able to "change with the times" and help our clients take advantage of the most aggressive financing conditions available.
Modernize, innovate and change with the times. One key to longevity is to change with the times.
In it he clearly outlined the reasons why the Church has always taught that there some teachings that will never change with the times.
To his chagrin, his older sister Tansy is given the position of schoolteacher, and no sheets in the bell tower or snakes in the desk drawer are going to deter her Tansy takes the task seriously and helps her brother see the importance of education in a rural world that has already begun to change with the times. Lloyd is Russell's younger brother, who looks up to him; Charlie is his best friend; and the Tarbox farm is one place to avoid.
Though specializing in the manufacture and repair of mining equipment such as rock drills and loading systems, as well as servicing the forestry industry, the company has demonstrated the flexibility to change with the times.
No one knows how soon corporate culture will change, but one thing is for sure: The working milieu is evolving fast, and those who want to remain marketable must also change with the times. Says Joyce Beatty, president of Joyce Beatty & Associates Inc., a management consulting firm in Columbus: "Companies are focusing on doing more for less, and entrepreneurs understand that beyond theory ...
"As we all know times have changed Since 1933, and IREM continues to change with the times," said Patricia A.
Also, as more commercial real estate becomes publicly owned and more companies look to outside service providers for real estate advice, how does the form of compensation for advisors and brokers change with the times? As REITs look to lower their costs to improve earnings, there will be more pressure for flat fees, reduced renewal commissions and fee sharing by and among owners, tenants and their advisors.