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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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.
Avid reader: We thank reader M Jones, who says he is a creature of habit and loves to read the Birmingham Mail from cover to cover every evening.
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.
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.
If the feline in your life is good - or a creature of habit - enough to be Cat Of The Week, send a photo and details to polly.
Aug 24-Sep 22 VIRGO YOU'RE a creature of habit, but it's time to shake up the old routine.
Sergeant Scott Brown said: "It is not known how she got to Braehead as she is a creature of habit and it is not normally somewhere she would go.
Last spotted leaving the Bridle Path pub in Whickham, the former trucker is a familiar face and was described as a creature of habit.
Acting Det Chief Insp Neil Thomas said: "Derek has been married for 40 years and is described as a creature of habit.
A PROUD Englishman and creature of habit, champion trainer Charlie Lister always prepares his best dogs for the Derby.