make amends


make amends
to do something because you did not do it when you should have.

Wendi hopes that by winning today's match she will make amends to her fans for losing such an easy match yesterday.

Usage notes: often followed by a phrase that begins with to, by, or with, as in the example, or used at the end of a sentence:

She embarrassed her family and wants to make amends.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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