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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You redeemed yourself by doing the story on Dusty's very nice Nighthawk he built.
htm) last week's episode , where both Brody and the plot got lost in the woods, you have completely redeemed yourself.
You redeemed yourself partly by publishing a separate supplement on design.