One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Disappear or change very slowly.‘old habits die hard’
- ‘Despite the assurances given at that time, the state bureaucratic delays continue as if to prove the truth of the adage that old habits die hard.’
- ‘But old habits die hard: pounds and ounces have been around for centuries.’
- ‘Sometimes it's a good thing that old habits die hard.’
- ‘His adultery could be a constant, desperate search for love, or just an old habit that dies hard.’
- ‘The BBC's online news service this week proved that old newsgathering habits die hard - even in cyberspace.’
- ‘A lot of students keep their computers turned on all the time when they live in residence and old habits die hard in later years.’
- ‘Despite the bar on discrimination, old habits die hard and the Scheduled Castes are the hardest hit.’
- ‘Old habits die hard and until the 1950s Australian cooking was synonymous with British food.’
- ‘But old habits die hard and Ronnie still delivers to his 250 to 300 customers seven days a week.’
- ‘But old habits die hard, and invariably, after a short time things will slide.’
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