the error of your ways


the error of your ways
the error of your ways
◇ To see, recognize, acknowledge, etc., the error of your ways is to admit that you have been doing something wrong or behaving badly and to stop doing it.

Congress recognized the error of its ways and repealed the law.

He publicly acknowledged the error of his ways and asked for forgiveness.

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Main Entry:error

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  • see the error of your ways — humorous phrase to realize that you are wrong in what you have done or believed Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym Main entry: error * * * see, realize, etc. the ˌerror of your ˈways …   Useful english dictionary

  • see the error of your ways — see the error of (your) ways to understand that you have been behaving badly and to decide to improve your behaviour. It s the story of a corrupt policeman who finally sees the error of his ways …   New idioms dictionary

  • realize the error of your ways — see, realize, etc. the ˌerror of your ˈways idiom (formal humorous) to realize or admit that you have done sth wrong and decide to change your behaviour Main entry: ↑erroridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • see the error of your ways — see the error of (your/its) ways to accept that you have been wrong about something. What can we do to make Tim see the error of his ways? The industry needs to see the error of its ways and adopt these new safety standards …   New idioms dictionary

  • see the error of your ways — humorous to realize that you are wrong in what you have done or believed …   English dictionary

  • see the error of its ways — see the error of (your/its) ways to accept that you have been wrong about something. What can we do to make Tim see the error of his ways? The industry needs to see the error of its ways and adopt these new safety standards …   New idioms dictionary

  • see the error of ways — see the error of (your) ways to understand that you have been behaving badly and to decide to improve your behaviour. It s the story of a corrupt policeman who finally sees the error of his ways …   New idioms dictionary

  • see the error of ways — see the error of (your/its) ways to accept that you have been wrong about something. What can we do to make Tim see the error of his ways? The industry needs to see the error of its ways and adopt these new safety standards …   New idioms dictionary

  • error — er|ror [ erər ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a mistake, for example in a calculation or a decision: error in: an error in our calculations make an error: If you make a typing error, you can correct it using one of these keys.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • error */*/*/ — UK [ˈerə(r)] / US [ˈerər] noun Word forms error : singular error plural errors 1) [countable/uncountable] a mistake, for example in a calculation or a decision error in: an error in our calculations make an error: He admitted that he d made an… …   English dictionary


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