be on (one's) best behavior(redirected from were on his best behavior)
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be on (one's) best behavior
To be very polite or exercise exceptionally good manners. Primarily heard in US. Now, you kids must be on your best behavior for your Auntie this weekend! Good morning, class. I hope everyone was on their best behavior for the substitute teacher yesterday.
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