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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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Is this a passing phase, a temporary tide that will soon recede or is the world reverting to type after a brief democratic spring?
"But his record shows that this man can be drug free and live in the community without reverting to type."
Had he learned his lesson from the "bloodied nose" he had received following his diatribe on last year's royal wedding or would he again be reverting to type? I was not disappointed; once again he has excelled himself.
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.
He is just reverting to type. A Tory of the worst kind, and whose "benefit reform" is an attack on the poor and weakest in the economy, the logical conclusion of which, seems to be the reintroduction of the workhouse.
"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.
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.
He said: "Labour are reverting to type. They are using council tax to attack middle England.
Now he's just reverting to type. You've also got to accept you're not tied at the hip.
CONFIDENCE is not a constant, but if reverting to type fires it off the chart, Jamie Noon will be a happy Newcastle Falcon.
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.