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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.
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But his record shows that this man can be drug free and live in the community without reverting to type.
5 CAN I congratulate the Manchester skies for reverting to type on Sunday and urinating on the Tories after a week of glorious sunshine?
Within minutes of her arrival Kerry Katona was reverting to type by draining the contents of a champagne bottle through a straw.
There are those who will say Campbell is merely reverting to type with his latest stance.
e Geordies started o the campaign well after winning promotion but there have been signs in recent weeks of them reverting to type.
Last night though, it just looked as if they had rehearsed for seven days and gave the usual stock answers, reverting to type you might say.
It is a pity that under Gordon Brown, Labour appears to be reverting to type, and seems uninterested in raising opportunity and choice and raising standards.
Ray, on the other hand, comes up with introspective longing for Three County Highway before reverting to type and taking on music biz stereotyping in the upbeat Rock And Roll Heaven's Gate.
This obsession at looking to the past through rose tinted spectacles is just Liverpool reverting to type.
CONFIDENCE is not a constant, but if reverting to type fires it off the chart, Jamie Noon will be a happy Newcastle Falcon.
Xerox Ducati rider Bayliss took race one on aggregate from British wildcard rider Tom Sykes after the race was twice stopped before reverting to type and crashing out of race two.
We take no joy in the Tories reverting to type as soon as they run into trouble, the Nasty Party up to its old tricks.
He added, 'The Valleys seats are reverting to type, whenever people are upset about something they give Labour a kick up the backside and that is what happened in 1999.
NICE to see Robbie Williams reverting to type, slobbing out in a black vest which bulged at the seams with flat hair and a centre parting.
Now he's reverting to type, leaning to the right and advocating policies that have lost the Tories the last three general elections.