break a 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.
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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.
See also: break, habit
References in classic literature ?
It is hopeless, but then it is hard to break habits one has been eighteen hundred years accustomed to.
Tips to break habit eating | This will be a long-term project.
Finally, never get so involved in the process that you break habit patterns (such as radar-altimeter discipline).
Clinical psychologist Dr Gillian Harris of Birmingham University, an expert in food refusal in children, points out that children like chicken nuggets and chips because the meal tends to look the same every time, with a manageable texture, while TIPS TO BREAK HABIT EATING | This will be a long-term |project.
"It's difficult to break habit, especially when we've been taught to do things in a particular way through generations.
"To break habits of using cash, Grab is creating more daily use cases for cashless payment - commuting, food delivery, paying at food and retail stalls - to drive more usage of the GrabPay e-wallet," Grab said in an email.
MINDSET is another one of those selfimprovement apps that claims to be able to help you break habits, sleep better, and generally live better.
MINDSET is another one of those self-improvement apps that claims to be able to help you break habits, sleep better, and generally live a better life.
Judging by your birthday chart, you're being encouraged to both break habits, some are more a part of your routine than anything you could change.
It will be a contest between man's attachment to habit and man's capacity to break habits that will come into play - as always.
(2004) developed The Self-Control Scale (SCS) and Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS) to assess trait-like individual differences in general self-control ability, that is, the ability to break habits, resist temptation and maintain good self-discipline.
It takes time to break habits and behaviours that have taken hold for years.
"However, we also encounter changing circumstances, and need the capacity to 'break habits' and perform a goal-directed action based on updated information.
Campaigners have urged mothers and fathers to redouble their efforts to break habits that lead to childhood obesity.