It should come as a surprise to no one that his calling card is reforming entitlements.
reforming Social Security and Medicare is fair game; no reasonable observer would disagree.
But the right way to think about reforming health care policy is to start with the easy choices.
And reforming the IMF and the World Bank may prove to be just as hard.
Beijing could untrap itself by reforming its system, but it has decided not to do that.
Some of his bitterest persecutors were men who had once been his friends, and had gone with him in his reforming opinions.
Within the reforming party there was the conflict of private opinions.
In short, Mahmoud could not have given a better lesson to his subjects than by reforming himself.
He felt capable not only of renouncing Virginia, but of reforming the world.
In 1506, having taken holy orders, he became pastor of Glarus and at once began to show a reforming spirit.
c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
"any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.