old traditions die hard

old traditions die hard

It's difficult to stop performing actions that have been established as traditions or routines. Even though we're all grown up, my mother still insists on cooking and doing laundry for me and all my siblings. I guess old traditions die hard. Even though many have died during the annual ritual, locals have been hesitant to abandon it. It seems that old traditions die hard.
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Old traditions die hard and the idea that stepping back and always siding with your son-in-law will somehow guarantee your daughter a happy marriage is still an ideal in our culture.
But old traditions die hard, and in the next few days, the heady scent of spice and sugar will be wafting around the nation's kitchens, as we get cooking our own.
If they are going to wait until after the game maybe chairs or even custard pies could be provided to enliven proceedings, but at least it shows that in rugby league old traditions die hard.
OLD traditions die hard at Westgarth Social and Athletic Club on Middlesbrough's Southfield Road.
They had a similar event at Aldershot about 15 years ago when I went back there in a Cambridge shirt - old traditions die hard.
But old traditions die hard. Perhaps a dozen pairs did make their way on to the stage, along with two bras and a bunch of daffodils.
None of the other crews opted for this routine; old traditions die hard. During record attempts other crews ran through lunch, but continual practice gave us an advantage.
EVEN though marriage is no longer very fashionable, one still likes to cling to the faint hope that old traditions die hard. If two people do decide to make that commitment you like to think they're at least doing it for love, not for personal gain.
And since old traditions die hard, this night was reserved for frightening off unwelcome spirits.