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break the cycle

To not participate in dysfunctional and/or unhealthy behavior. Often, such behavior is commonplace in one's family, and the person breaking the cycle does so to keep it from continuing through future generations. I don't drink at all because I come from a long line of alcoholics, and I am determined to break the cycle! You need to break the cycle of procrastination, Michael. It is seriously starting to affect your grades.
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slang A motorcycle, referring to the likelihood that the rider will get into a fatal accident, becoming an organ donor as a result. You know Mom thinks of motorcycles as donorcycles. She'll freak out if she sees you on one!
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n. a motorcycle. (Refers to the availability of donor organs after a motorcycle accident.) Guess what happens when you ride a donorcycle without a helmet?
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It will cover opportunities for developing and promoting local cycle routes as well as looking at the need for improved support for a wide range of cycling activity.
Peter Riddell, recreation manager for British Cycling, said: "British Cycling is proud to partner with Middlesbrough Council in this incredible year of cycling.
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[USPRwire, Mon Jun 24 2019] Fact.MR has compiled various aspects of cycling apparel and presented in a new research report.
Summary: According to the report, the cycling apparel market is projected to expand at a significant pace during the 2018-2028 timeline (review period).
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