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revert to type

To return to usual behavior or form after a temporary change, typically an improvement. Jenny has been very gracious since she joined our department, but I'm afraid she may revert to type once the newness wears off. The administration had made strides in transparency, but with how evasive it's been on this latest issue, it looks like it is reverting to type.
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revert to ˈtype

(formal) return to the way you would expect somebody to behave when you remember their family, sex, work, history, etc: The team had two very unexpected wins, but have now reverted to type and lost the last two games.
See also: revert, type
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The pair had a warm embrace and chat but once the action took over Mourinho reverted to type until late goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku.
Boris had learned his lesson and reverted to type, ie nonstop bluster for 15 minutes, failing to answer any questions put to him.
After some encouragingly adventurous displays - most recently against Liverpool, Newcastle, Stoke and Chelsea - head coach Tony Pulis has reverted to type.
Risk tolerances which have steadily loosened as the global economic recovery has taken hold over the past two years have reverted to type in the face of increased uncertainty in parts of the world.
Coming to power in 1997, Labour, to avoid frightening the horses, said it would stick to Conservative spending plans for a while, but then reverted to type with a tremendous hike in public spending, so that by about 2004/5 it was running annual deficits of PS40 to PS50bn.
But we also overplayed a certain type of game, keeping it with the forwards, and under pressure we reverted to type.
Edoardo Molinari got bookmakers' attention again after his runner-up effort in Malaysia at the end of last month, but the troubled Italian reverted to type the following week with rounds of 81, 66, 73 and 78 en route to 64th spot in Morocco.
Andrew Turton, defending, said Martin was otherwise complying with his court order when he reverted to type and made a one-off mistake while upset over his mother who was ill.
Marouane Fellaini made a promising return to action in midfield until he reverted to type and got himself sent off.
Labour is set to ruin the strong financial position it inherited and has reverted to type by wasting money and expecting the council tax payer to keep stumping up the cash to pay for their incompetence.
Zola's opposite number, City boss Mark Hughes, was disappointed his side reverted to type after putting an end to their dismal away record with a 1-1 draw at Liverpool saying: "It was frustrating because we created good chances in the game and there were long periods when we were on top.
reverted to type and gave new ammunition to its critics.
Ferrari revealed its latter-day Dino while Honda reverted to type with its new Civic R and showed us its bold new CR-V.
So when it actually happened he reverted to type, lashing out at a scaffolding of lies, underhand dealing, cover-up, duplicity, dishonesty .
Davis made sure TV cameras shot him signing bills, but reverted to type once they left, doling out favors in an apparent bid to drum up campaign support.