break (a/the) habit

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break (a/the) habit

To stop doing a routine action or activity. I struggled to break the habit of biting my nails, but getting regular manicures helped.
See also: break, habit

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.
See also: break, habit