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go legit

To begin behaving honestly after previous involvement with nefarious or illegal activities. Yes, he got into a lot of trouble when he was a teenager, but he's gone legit now, I swear.
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go legit

begin to behave honestly after a period of illegal activity. informal
Legit was originally a late 19th-century theatrical abbreviation meaning ‘a legitimate actor’, that is, one who acts in ‘legitimate theatre’ (conventional or serious drama).
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"No family is entirely made up of gastronomes and chefs." Since then 60 to 100 restaurants have been launched in Havana, including new, reopened and clandestine ones that went legit. They are also opening in lesser numbers in cities on the tourist route.
Others went legit, landing jobs in companies and government agencies to help secure their computer assets from other hackers.
Long before he went legit with "A Simple Plan," helmer was perfecting inventive shocks on shoestring budgets, and, as if to remind us of that legacy, he opens this modestly budgeted film (by "Spider-Man" standards, at least) with an early'-80s Universal logo.
Since Cyprus "went legit", as some would put it, every effort has been made to advertise the island as an attractive destination for investment.
But when Christianity went legit in 313 A.D., when Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity, they moved the whole shebang into civic assembly buildings to accommodate greater numbers--and maybe boost the collection.
When we asked why, he responded: 'Well, you lot are going to make me illegal again and I made a lot more money before I went legit!' To our shame, we did not correct his misunderstanding of Labour policy until after polling day.
When the church went legit in the third century and purpose-built structures were erected for the gatherings, they were generally laid out east and west to maintain the customary unidirectional liturgy.
Mike Wallace recently interviewed "Producers" creator Mel Brooks on "60 Minutes," which last went legit in April 1999 with an Audra McDonald profile.