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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Even when I went on after the break we didn't have much chance of redeeming ourselves.
It is now about winning with the right manner, really showing our form and redeeming ourselves for that poor performance at Portsmouth.
Our fans have given up on us but if we do well over here it will go a long way to redeeming ourselves in our own eyes and with the public back home.
We have to look forward to tomorrow to redeeming ourselves.
Bonnyrigg beat us the other night which puts them in pole position but we have the chance of redeeming ourselves by beating fellow challengers Camelon.