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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Shaking in the morning, when I think back I was ever so sick, Baulking and wretching, till I had a curer, Day-by-day, my health got poorer, When I think back to those dangerous days, If I'd never met you I'd have never changed my ways.
He once said to me: "Tomorrow it'll be 20 years since the doctors told me I'd two years to live if I changed my ways - and six months if I didn't." So much for medical Advice, although he did, indeed, change his ways.