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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This year's convention will again continue to carry out our focus of changing with the times and will demonstrate that we are not only adapting to those changes, but that we are leading the way toward the Farm and Rural Horizons!
Companies that are changing with the times are doing such things as contract manufacturing, embracing the newest technologies such as customized alloys, partnering with other "non-casting" manufacturing and initiating their own global strategies.
VATICAN CITY -- Changing with the times, the Vatican is inviting charity by credit card.
McNulty is obviously proud of Rockwood, but both he and Magee want it to keep changing with the times. Now that the high times of 2000 are gone, they want to take advantage of the refinancing trend, ensuring that the firm will have business regardless of the cycle.
This issue of AMERICAN FORESTS is evolutionary, reflecting the many ways in which its parent organization of the same name is changing with the times. We are growing not bigger, 'but leaner and greener, exploring new ways to communicate with you that build on the proud history of this magazine and reach out to new communication media - taking us on-line, on air, and on video.