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
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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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