redeem (one)self

(redirected from redeeming myself)

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 periodicals archive ?
You gotta redeem yourself somehow, and that was my way of redeeming myself, of letting myself know I'm still ready, I'm still here.
If I can stop one person making the error I made I may just have gone a small way to redeeming myself in my own eyes.