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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I don't think it's any good a government making laws tougher as, when it comes down to the judges, look at what they do - fall for the three-card trick that the perpetrator has changed his ways etc then let them off.
George, 51, says his weight loss came after he changed his ways. He said: "It has been four or five years of exercising and changing my lifestyle really.
The multimillionaire, 27, changed his ways when he met the committed Christian in a nightclub.
But the 32-year-old artists' agent has now changed his ways to get his finances under control.
But just as the audience thought Em really had changed his ways, he turned on Ed and started pummelling him with his fists.
Tommy, 37, says he's changed his ways but I'm told people still see him as a bit of a tearaway.