a creature of habit

creature of habit

One who prefers the comfort and reliability of routine and habitual behavior. My brother is far too much a creature of habit to be up for something like backpacking across Europe. I know we're told to shuck our routines and live spontaneously, but I'm a creature of habit—it's just easier when you know exactly how each day will pan out.
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a creature of ˈhabit

a person who always does certain things at certain times: My grandfather is a real creature of habit — he likes his meals at the same time every day.
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MY WIFE always says that I am a creature of habit and I suppose I am because, for the best part of 40 years, after my evening meal I settle in my armchair to read the Birmingham Mail from cover to cover.
Ms Cooper said: "She's a very sweet-natured girl and she's also a creature of habit.
IN THE LINE OF FIRE What to do if your friend is a creature of habit and launches into a "listen to this one"?
Allen is a creature of habit,'' said Karen Frascona, Philadelphia's director of communications.
Funny Money," with a screenplay by Leslie Greif and Harry Basil, to be directed by Greif, is the zany comedy about Henry Perkins, a creature of habit whose world spins out of control after he finds five million bucks in his briefcase.
Karl is a creature of habit," said Ron Fierro, a city parks maintenance supervisor who likes to tell the story of Zimmerman's reluctance to give up his personal tractor and truck in favor of using new city equipment.