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break a habit

 and break the habit; break one's habit
to end a habit. I was not able to break the habit of snoring. It's hard to break a habit that you have had for a long time.
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Break the Habit Chill out by realizing happiness is a part of life to be accepted, not earned.
The Habitrol(R) site is a new and innovative approach to helping smokers break the habit.
The Government is working to break the habit of regulation in the UK, freeing businesses to realise their potential for growth.
Mechanics, break the habit of ordering from part numbers on failed parts.
If they help you think about what you're doing, you'll find it easier to break the habit.
I thought I'd break the habit of using a plain ol' white envelope, so I jazzed mine up for you
People found to be using drugs will be given treatment to break the habit.
However, the anniversary would provide the PM with the silver-plated excuse he needs to break the habit of a lifetime.
As part of its drive to introduce new services for its members, Castle and Minster Credit Union has joined with Break the Habit hypnotherapy.
Now, the minuses: Break the habit of trying to pronounce some Latino names with a Spanish accent and others without it.
I have promised myself to break the habit of lying, to try to make truth everyday in my life, but it is not simple.
RANGERS fan Scott Cunningham will break the habit of a lifetime by missing a game this weekend.
Apply a nasty tasting 'stop biting' solution to help break the habit.