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mend one's manners

Definition of mend one's manners in English:

Act more politely: from the fact that I wasn’t instantly told to mend my manners, I knew she felt guilty
More example sentences
  • If he would mend his manners the man would soon understand him and reform his own.
  • I told him I'd leave him if he didn't mend his manners, and he wouldn't; so I left him.
  • The naughty pair have been banished to the nursery to learn a Bible verse for repentance, and Tabby to the cellar to mend her manners.
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