redeem (one)self

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redeem (one)self

To make amends for one's past misdeeds or shortcomings by doing something positive. Matt's grades were not great at the beginning of the semester, but he's totally redeemed himself and gotten A's on every test since. My sister was mad at me for not spending time with her, so I redeemed myself by getting us tickets to see her favorite band.
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We're already playing bad, so at least, awards like these allows us to redeem ourselves a bit,' he said.
We feel we have let ourselves down this season, especially batting-wise as we have only passed 200 runs on two occasions - but we know there is still time to redeem ourselves.
Myself and Nick are trying to redeem ourselves, to keep us in it for Friday.
The game's done and dusted and we can still redeem ourselves against Cork.
We want to redeem ourselves and if we can go and take six points off Altrincham over Christmas then I think that will put us in a really good position, and obviously there's the Macclesfield game between them.
So we just came out and played hard and it just feels good to redeem ourselves, especially in Eugene.
But there are a lot of games to redeem ourselves, starting against MK Dons.
Making no attempt to shirk responsibility for their Devon disaster but keen to ensure it does not become a weight round their neck, Socino said: "Friday against Wasps is a big chance to redeem ourselves in front of what looks like being a good crowd, and we are really looking forward to it.
I'm a Rangers fan so I would always want to play Celtic and it would be an opportunity to redeem ourselves.
And for anybody that was offended by that, we sincerely apologize and hope to redeem ourselves in the near future on the next live performance,'' DeMarcus said for LeVox.
With the bench making it clear that it wasn't intent on infringing the autonomy of the Board, it was very important that given an opportunity -- to redeem ourselves -- we pick the three names very cautiously.
It's absolutely fantastic that we've managed to redeem ourselves again after many people would have labelled us dead and buried at 2-0 down," said boss Derry.
We just took it one game at a time, our plan (this conference) is to redeem ourselves from that debacle, medyo masakit sa amin cause in that two games we lost, we're up in the first half before losing it in the end," Fernandez said.
It is going to be a hard game no matter who they play, but we are all looking forward to it and chance to redeem ourselves.
Now we're faced with one chance in Sydney, to redeem ourselves to a small extent.