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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Ghetto Golf have finally redeemed themselves from the Gillette tournament that took place here two weeks ago as they came back fighting in the league, scoring a whopping 17 goals against Chesney FC.
The Cargo Movers redeemed themselves after a lackadaisical effort in a 23-25, 11-25, 17-25 loss in Game 1 three nights ago.
They quickly redeemed themselves with a string of wins against New Zealand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
But Blazers redeemed themselves in the decider, foiling the Lions' bid for a record 22nd crown.
Oh, they also drank all my booze, ate all my food, but redeemed themselves in the eyes of Scout and Amelie the Wonder Dogs here by supplying laps for the weekend.
However, the legendary dual player was pleased with how his charges redeemed themselves in the replay against the Deise and then how they improved again to beat Clare.
But the pair redeemed themselves last night by serving a stellar three-course meal in a restaurant service to critics including Jay Rayner and Charles Campion.
Summary: Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said his side redeemed themselves for their Champions League ...
The Church redeemed themselves to some extent with a midweek 2-1 win over Malvern Town in the Polymac Services League Cup.
So entrenched in the ecclesiastical psyche is this misogynistic prejudice that even 2,000 years after the birth of Christ it is still deemed necessary for Welsh bishops, in April 2008, to debate whether the authors of the fall of man and the instigators of original sin have redeemed themselves sufficiently in the eyes of the church to be allowed entry into the exalted realms of bishop authority and the higher echelons of spiritual status.
The interminable re-tuning of Accademia Bizantina's period instruments was a significant irritant but conductor Ottavio Dantone and his band more than redeemed themselves in the flamboyance of Geminiani's La Follia and the spine-tingling exchanges between first violin and Scholl in Discordi pensieri
But that would soon be forgotten as they redeemed themselves by proving a brilliant and entertaining act to watch and hear.
After a pedestrian start, frontman Tom Verlaine and the original line-up of Richard Lloyd (guitar), Fred Smith (bass) and Billy Ficca (drums) redeemed themselves with Venus, Little Johnny Jewel and the stunning single Prove it.
They reached a respectable 104 for five against Zimbabwe and although they were humbled against Pakistan, they redeemed themselves against England.
And if Big Yellow Taxi is an utterly unnecessary cover, then the band redeemed themselves by inviting Gemma Hayes and her band up on stage for a rousing rendition of Hangin' Around.