change with the times

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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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Hawaii Engineer changed with the times and became Hawaii Business magazine.
Of course, technology has come a long way since 1998, and Ember Media has changed with the times. In February 2003, for example, the firm introduced its first version of TheKey: An Interactive Guide to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
stepping back An exhibition of footwear looking at how shoes have changed with the times and what they reveal about their wearers is on display at the Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park, Moldgreen
And during the late '60s, as America and the world endured round after round of profound social, cultural, and political turbulence, the Beatles changed with the times, making music that was more artistically daring.
"And to recognize an organization that has existed for 70 years and has grown and changed with the times, is an honor."
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When the mines closed and business dried up, Jackson changed with the times and segued into making glass pulpits and communion tables.
It would not be the first time Rico's Frozen Foods, which began in business in 1980, has changed with the times.