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.
See also: redeem
References in classic literature ?
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state, if that were the consequence of men's beginning to redeem themselves. A man will not need to study history to find out what is best for his own culture.
"These players have another chance to redeem themselves."
The club argue that Abege has great aerial abilities and ball control coupled with predatory skills and his addition will be a boost in their quest to redeem themselves in the continental football.
"We should give them the chance to redeem themselves. If they can't redeem themselves at Pebble Beach, there could be a problem."
Denied in their first attempt at glory two years ago, the Olivarez College Sea Lions hope to redeem themselves when they clash with the top-ranked Diliman College Blue Dragons today in the sudden death of their Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 Finals at the Olivarez campus gym in Paranaque City.
"You have to give guys an opportunity to redeem themselves. They've apologised and paid a heavy price.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, try to redeem themselves as they mix it up with the Judiciary side, which crushed Department of Justice, 73-58, last week, at 5 p.m.
Bell, a versatile 25-year-old spiker who led University of Texas to four Final Four appearances, including an NCAA title in 2012, came through with 27 attacks to finish with 29 points for the Blaze Spikers, who are looking to redeem themselves after falling short in last year's finals.
I could drop a whole lot of them or give them chance to redeem themselves."
Omar Al Busaidy , a 31-year-old entrepreneur and author, feels that while the UAE did win the first match, this might give Oman the motivation to redeem themselves.
This is the perfect chance to redeem themselves and they can get the better of a youthful Hearts side lacking experience.
And some of those deemed hard cases might redeem themselves. Another deftly written western novel by C.
He and Cheryl were the last to perform during the show and looked to redeem themselves after a less than impressive first dance Sept.
This newspaper believes that even murderers should have a chance to redeem themselves.
JOHNNY Hunt views Christmas and New Year as a chance for Chester to redeem themselves and head into 2016 with impetus.