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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But if Israel's mission against Hamas really is accomplished you could redeem yourself.
IF YOU'VE had a wee bit of a public relations problem, this is how you redeem yourself. Or, should we say, yourselfie.
The sooner you address the issue with your client, the greater the likelihood that you'll have an opportunity to redeem yourself.
You are punished to be reminded of the wrong you did and give you a chance to redeem yourself in society by repenting and committing to never go back, to have remorse and to try to be a good citizen in society.
You can play like a dog all day long but one great shot and you can redeem yourself. It's like a drug, you just want to keep going back for more.
What's nice is if you mess up you have a chance to redeem yourself."
So redeem yourself for sleeping in your shoes by solving some of these here brain teasers.
New Year's Eve is universally recognized as the official reset button when you can redeem yourself and make up for all the missed opportunities and regrets
"It's pretty hard not to (think about winning back the Ashes every day) with a big series like this coming around when you need to redeem yourself as a playing group," he said.
"The good thing about football is that you have a chance to redeem yourself a few days down the line, and that is what we must now do by sticking together."
"The thing I love about lacrosse is that if you make a mistake, you don't have to wait to redeem yourself," Padro said.
"But sometimes you get a chance to redeem yourself, and that's what we'll try and do tonight." Tyrer comes into the squad after scoring five tries and nine goals in four reserve team appearances, while former Hull KR second row David Tangata-Toa and Welshman Ben Flower could feature.
First, JFK (Chriss Anglin) steps out of his inauguration newsreel to tell Malone, "You must redeem yourself!," and to recognize the need to be prepared to face any foe.
In the league, if you make a mistake or have a poor game, there's always next week to redeem yourself. Now it's one match.
"There were times in my career when I would have thought, 'That's me, I'm out of the door' but I feel part of this set-up and the management are willing to give you another chance to redeem yourself."