the error of one's ways

noun phrase

Definition of the error of one's ways

: one's wrong actions or bad behavior Congress saw/recognized the error of its ways and repealed the law.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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“The error of one's ways.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20error%20of%20one%27s%20ways. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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