Idiom:  clean up one's act


idiom: clean up one’s act

  • to start behaving well or honestly
  • to behave better than before

Example sentences

  • My parents said if I don’t clean up my act and get better grades I won’t be able to continue playing football.
  • The doctor told my husband he's got really high blood pressure and that he's gotto clean up his act by eating better and exercising.
  • Your son has really cleaned his act up this semester and has made the honor roll.
  • Clean up your act or move out of the house. Those are your only choices.
  • When I was young it took me a long time to clean up my act but life became so much easier once I did.
  • My secretary needs to clean up his act. He arrives late every day and spends too much time socializing with the other members of the team.
  • My daughter is trying to clean up her act but the problem is her friendsthey're a terrible influence on her.
  • Academic probation is a great way to help students clean up their act when they spend too much time partying and not studying.
  • I know I better clean up my act soon or my boyfriend will probably leave me.

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