change your tune

change your tune
change your tune informal phrase
to start saying something different about a subject or situation, or to start behaving in a different way

He soon changed his tune when he saw how angry I was.

Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym
Main entry: change

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change your tune — see tune, 1
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Main Entry:change
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change your tune (or sing a different tune)
informal : to change the way you talk about something : to have a different opinion about something

He bragged that the test was easy, but when he saw his grade he changed his tune.

Now he's singing a different tune.

They say they're not worried about money, but once they see how much the new equipment will cost, they'll be singing a different tune.

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Main Entry:tune

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change your ˈtune idiom
(informal) to express a different opinion or behave in a different way when your situation changes

Wait until it happens to him— he'll soon change his tune.

Main entry:changeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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