Meaning of “clean up your act” in the English Dictionary

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"clean up your act" in British English

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clean up your act

to start to obey certain laws or generally accepted standards of behaviour:

You're going to have to clean up your act if you're serious about keeping your job.

(Definition of “clean up your act” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clean up your act" in American English

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clean up your act

to change the way you behave, so that you stop doing bad or dishonest things:

You're going to have to clean up your act if you want to get into a good college.

(Definition of “clean up your act” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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