kick the (something)

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kick the (something)

slang To overcome an addiction to something. It took gum, patches, and even hypnosis, but I've finally kicked the habit. Unfortunately, the physical nature of heroin addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop. After saying such horrible things to my parents, I decided it was finally time to kick the booze for good.
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kick the habit

slang To overcome an addiction, typically to drugs. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally kicked the habit—no more cigarettes. Unfortunately, the nature of addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop.
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kick the habit

stop engaging in a habitual practice. informal
1992 Economist Perhaps it is time for ex-French West Africa to choose its own forms of government…and kick the habit of turning to France whenever trouble starts.
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kick the ˈhabit, ˈdrug, ˈbooze, etc.

stop doing something harmful that you have done for a long time: According to research, only one smoker in a hundred is able to kick the habit without some kind of help.
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kick the habit

tv. to voluntarily end any habit or custom, especially a drug habit. (see also knock the habit.) She tried and tried to kick the habit.
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kick the habit

Slang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
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He added Callaghan previously kept out of trouble for six years and made a concerted effort to kick drugs, doing well in treatment and giving negative tests in May last year.
But he was left unable to pay it as he came off his methadone prescription in a bid to kick drugs - leading to his sick line being cancelled.
But critics claim the project could see a move away from helping addicts kick drugs completely - focusing instead on decriminalisation.
"Some people do kick alcoholism, do kick drugs, and giving them every single opportunity to do so is good for everyone," Farr said.
Catherine McNeill said he had tried desperately to kick drugs after returning to Carlow from America as a heroin addict eight years ago.
Mark, 39, also slammed Kerry for "uprooting" the children when she moved south in a bid to escape her demons and kick drugs and booze.
Paul Kennedy, for Edge, said she has been battling to kick drugs but has gone back to her old ways.
Doherty, who enjoyed a high profile relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, has undergone a stomach implant to help him kick drugs.
Kate's U-turn came in the same week her ex, Doherty, announced he was going to have an implant fitted to help him kick drugs.
Gordon, who is worth pounds 15million, has repeatedly tried to help Somerset-based Ronnie kick drugs and even saved his life once when he talked him out of committing suicide.
Chris provides help and advice on how to cut down and kick drugs.
While Olivier Assayas' "Clean" has the alluring visual texture of his best work and is far more linear and accessible than 2002's convoluted "Demonlover," this story of a rock widow struggling to kick drugs and win back the affection of her estranged son is dramatically pallid and unconvincing.
And in 1990, he established the "Kick Drugs out of America" Foundation.
Shabang's community sites, which are free and updated regularly, currently include Baylor Bears, Junior Golfers, Kick Drugs Out of America and National Association of Retired Persons.