bad habits die hard

bad habits die hard

Bad habits or unhealthy lifestyle choices that people have become very accustomed to are especially difficult to change or give up. Likely an adaptation of the more common "old habits die hard." I've read all the literature, I know all the health warnings, and I'm aware of how much I spend each day on cigarettes, but still I can't resist the urge to buy another pack. Bad habits die hard. Even as a grown adult, he still bites his nails when he's not paying attention. I guess bad habits really do die hard.
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Bad habits die hard and, clearly, the US is intent on influencing the IAEA in order to gain some traction for its flagging hostile Iran policy.
But some bad habits die hard, and the habit of mobile phone use while driving seems to die hardest of all, some motorists admit.
Bad habits die hard, yes, but remember: In the world stage, you are the Filipino nation's face and spokesman!
We at National Bonds are well aware that bad habits die hard. This is why we offer a comprehensive financial planning strategy that helps customers achieve a balance between their needs and wants, their budgets and liabilities," Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, CEO of the National Bonds Corporation, said.
Andrew Barker proposed three solutions to fix the Grammy Awards ("For Grammy, Bad Habits Die Hard").
Indeed, for now "bad habits die hard," Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier lamented, on 19 March, adding that "we will make them change" (see Europolitics 4388).
KEN LAWRENCE sport@sundaymirror.co.uk AT AUGUSTA TIGER WOODS showed that bad habits die hard as he snapped, snarled and swore his way through a dramatic slump in his bid to create a comeback miracle.
BAD habits die hard and Chelsea could make the same mistakes which have made life difficult for them this season.
Bad habits die hard as she soon finds herself once more doing more research on the subject than she ought to be doing.
Bad habits die hard, however, and it took just 13 minutes for Pardew to be reminded he had taken on a team requiring snookers to avoid the drop.
Bad habits die hard and it took just 13 minutes for Pardew to be reminded he had taken on a team requiring snookers to avoid the drop.
But media bad habits die hard, and while it would be lovely to think harried broadcast and print journalists could hold two thoughts at once--simultaneously patting their heads and rubbing their stomachs--in an era of shrinking resources, that's rarely the ease.
Bad habits die hard, and England are ending the summer much as they started it against Sri Lanka at Lord's in May - by shelling catches at colossal expense.