creature of habit


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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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creature of habit

a person who follows an unvarying routine.
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As a creature of habit, I like being able to look at a problem, such as a broken switch, and think through the process to fix or replace that switch wrench, kick and all.
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.
She's a very sweet-natured girl and she's also a creature of habit.
Making a television appeal for her friend's return, Suzy Cooper said: "She's a very sweet-natured girl and she's also a creature of habit.
I am a creature of habit so always have the veal and always go on a Thursday evening which I have done for many years.
IN THE LINE OF FIRE What to do if your friend is a creature of habit and launches into a "listen to this one"?
Being a creature of habit - and having been living in Los Angeles for six months - Chris ended up at his favourite lap-dancing joint Stringfellows.
Allen is a creature of habit,'' said Karen Frascona, Philadelphia's director of communications.
Do not become a creature of habit and renew your participation annually against your better judgment.
Man is a creature of habit, inertia is the best protector of TV's huge "installed base" of viewers, etc.
I can't remember it ever happening before and I should know, I'm a creature of habit.
Last spotted leaving the Bridle Path pub in Whickham, the former trucker is a familiar face and was described as a creature of habit.
I'm a creature of habit and am inspired by contemporary disco, electro pop and dance.
He was a creature of habit who took his dog for a walk at the same time in the park each morning and each evening.