redeem (oneself)

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redeem (oneself)

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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She redeems herself by the conclusion, however, in an entirely predictable way.
Fortunately she redeems herself by helping their giggling daughter Protima with her English homework, in a rather charming moment.
At least Summer redeems herself by helping Sophie when the youngster is teased at school.
Vigee-Lebrun more than redeems herself in the section called 'The Status Portrait' with her trim felicity of drawing and composition in the portrait of the comtesse de la Chatre.
She redeems herself with a rambling Astral Weeks-like I Was There and swamp-rocked Tried To Be A Man - but it's hard work.
The pal added: "Sonia will never retire from athletics until she redeems herself after her poor showing in Athens.
Meanwhile Sally is reported for negligence,but redeems herself by risking her life to save a youngster.
The author redeems herself in the last chapter, which is positively elegiac.
A pouty dancer with adequate technique and so-so star appeal, Cassano redeems herself with a set of well-timed fouettes.