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Difference between Be on the mend and Mend one’s ways

be on the mend

1. be getting better after illness:

  • He has been on the mend under the excellent care by his wife Phyllis.

2. (of things) improve:

  • The economy has been on the mend since the data in the report was gathered.

mend one’s ways—improve one’s behavior, work, etc.:

  • He is unlikely to mend his ways unless he is forced to do so.