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Up to one’s old tricks

DEFINITION

Hasn’t changed for the better. Continuing to perform illegally or badly. ‘Old tricks’ refers to one’s wrongful habits which in this case, continue. (Compare to OldĀ  habits die hard.)

“Well your son came back from prison, but there was a robbery recently and I see he’s up to his old tricks again.”

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