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mend (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 mend my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to mend your ways.
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mend one's ways

Fig. to improve one's behavior. John used to be very wild, but he's mended his ways. You'll have to mend your ways if you go out with Mary. She hates people to be late.
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ISLAMABAD, February 05, 2010 (Balochistan Times): JUI Chief Syed Munawar Hassan on Friday made it clear that Kashmir is a jugular vein of Pakistan and after passing of 61 years, determination of people of Kashmir is resolute, urging they will not bend or mend ways against US or other threatening forces.
8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is ready to mend ways with the PML-N in order to bring the present political blame game to an end, but the continuous verbal attack by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has made the matter worse.
Chaudry Nisar called upon the need of strengthening the political setup and settling issues in the courts as well as in the Parliament instead of inviting the Army Chief to mend ways.
6 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is ready to mend ways with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif.
ISLAMABAD, February 05, 2010 (Frontier Star): JUI Chief Syed Munawar Hassan on Friday made it clear that Kashmir is a jugular vein of Pakistan and after passing of 61 years, determination of people of Kashmir is resolute, urging they will not bend or mend ways against US or other threatening forces.
28 (ANI): Taking his fight with President Asif Ali Zardari a step further, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif has said that he is still ready to mend ways with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), but unwilling to commit the "sin" of talking to Zardari.
He made it clear that the government would take strict action if it did not mend ways in 10 days.