kick the (something)

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kick the (something)

slang To overcome an addiction to something. It took gum, patches, and even hypnosis, but I've finally kicked the habit. Unfortunately, the physical nature of heroin addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop. After saying such horrible things to my parents, I decided it was finally time to kick the booze for good.
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kick the habit

slang To overcome an addiction, typically to drugs. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally kicked the habit—no more cigarettes. Unfortunately, the nature of addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop.
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kick the habit

stop engaging in a habitual practice. informal
1992 Economist Perhaps it is time for ex-French West Africa to choose its own forms of government…and kick the habit of turning to France whenever trouble starts.
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kick the ˈhabit, ˈdrug, ˈbooze, etc.

stop doing something harmful that you have done for a long time: According to research, only one smoker in a hundred is able to kick the habit without some kind of help.
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kick the habit

tv. to voluntarily end any habit or custom, especially a drug habit. (see also knock the habit.) She tried and tried to kick the habit.
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kick the habit

Slang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
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The 28-year-old had managed to kick the drugs habit but, in a moment of weakness, Lee went in search of one final fix, which was to prove fatal.
When the cameras pick up on them 12 months down the line, the 21-year-old has managed to kick the drugs with the help of methadone.
Under the banner of the Mahila Mandal (women's organisation), the campaign aims to root out all social evils to motivate local youth to kick the drugs habit.
Knowing how he feels, and battling to restore some sort of relationship with him, is the one thing I'm trying to focus on as I try to kick the drugs.
He said: "You want to kick the drugs and I am prepared to give you that opportunity.
He is trying to kick the drugs and he is on a programme at the moment.
Determined to kick the drugs, he went to a Cyrenians fellowship meeting.
DESPERATE Kate Moss has held 48-hour crisis talks with Pete Doherty, begging him to kick the drugs once and for all.
He said: "He is determined to kick the drugs but has a terrible addiction.
Health professionals say if users can swop needles, then diseases such as HIV and hepatitis can be contained and they can be helped to kick the drugs habit.
He said: "We have to build community partnerships involving parents, police, voluntary and community organisations - all citizens - to battle the evil of drugs and kick the drugs dealers out of our communities.