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

"clean up your act" in British English

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clean up your act

to ​start to ​obeycertainlaws or ​generallyacceptedstandards of ​behaviour: You're going to have to clean up ​youract if you're ​serious about ​keepingyourjob.
(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 ​youract 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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