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Old habits die hard


It’s difficult to change one’s ways. Rote actions. Act without thinking. Suggests that you can not give up the way you’ve always done something. (Compare to Teach  an old dog new tricks.)

“I wanted to buy my grandpa a smart phone, but he didn’t want it, he prefers his landline, I guess old habits die hard.”


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