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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)

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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)
Translations of “clean up your act”
in Chinese (Simplified) 改邪归正, 开始遵纪守法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改邪歸正, 開始遵紀守法…
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