old habits die hard


used to say it is hard to stop doing things that one has been doing for a long time
I just can't seem to give up smoking. Old habits die hard.

Examples of old habits die hard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some businesses appreciate the reliability of the check system and find comfort in its familiarity; old habits die hard. Nick Chandi, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Even though the army has signaled its intent to stay out of politics, old habits die hard. Aqil Shah, Foreign Affairs, 15 Apr. 2022 Even for those most dedicated to tackling the subject of first menstruation candidly, though, old habits die hard. Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Old habits die hard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20habits%20die%20hard. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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