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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a creature of ˈhabit

a person who always does certain things at certain times: My grandfather is a real creature of habit — he likes his meals at the same time every day.
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It's all fascinating stuff, and yet, because I'm a creature of habit, I often don't get around to implementing, or even experimenting with, many concepts I read about, because I can't always find enough hours in the day.
Emil Clark said: "I'm definitely a creature of habit. I do the same thing every morning."
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.
And that look in his eyes that it's hard to disguise tells me "I am a creature of habit, and you well know that I'm always ready on time for my lamb, beef, chiken or rabbit."
In the achievement of these goals, I have to remember that I am essentially a creature of habit. I perform various acts without deciding consciously which act to perform next.
"He was a creature of habit," said Rachel Knight, prosecuting at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.
"I am very much a creature of habit. I am similar to a dog in almost every way" Actress Kristen Bell.
Creature of habit John Dunlop always has his team firing early, and Times Up, who showed progressive form in a some fiercely contested handicaps last season, appeals strongly to make a winning reappearance in tomorrow's Doncaster Shield.
"He was a creature of habit, Davies who would be out early with his dog," he asked.
I'm a creature of habit. This means the first hour of my day gets divided between trawling through the previous evening's emails and drinking enough coffee to single-handedly finance the economy of a small farming community in the coffee bean belt of Guatemala.
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.
"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."
The mind is a creature of habit. "Habits of Mind: Across the Curriculum" is a guide for understanding the philosophy behind the mind and its subconscious practices.
"She's a very sweet-natured girl and she's also a creature of habit. She's not someone that's spontaneous and would just flit off somewhere, so the whole thing is totally out of character for her."
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.