kick the/(one's) habit(redirected from kick my habit)
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.
kick the/(one's) habit
To give up something to which one is addicted, especially drugs. Different people have different methods of kicking the habit. For me, the only way I could quit smoking was by going cold turkey. You're going to need a lot of support from family and friends if you're going to kick your habit. Withdrawal is no joke. I've really been trying to kick my habit of compulsive shopping lately, but it's a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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kick the habitstop 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 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 habitSlang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
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