Meaning of “kick the habit” in the English Dictionary

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"kick the habit" in British English

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kick the habit

informal

to give up something harmful that you have done for a long time:

She used to be a heavy smoker but she kicked the habit last year.

(Definition of “kick the habit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kick the habit" in American English

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kick the habit

also kick a habit

to give up something that you have done for a long time:

She used to bite her nails but she kicked the habit last year.

(Definition of “kick the habit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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