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    Is this idiom an old -fashioned one or still in contemporary?
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    Default Re: old habits die hard

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Is this idiom an old -fashioned one or still contemporary?
    It is still used.

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    Default Re: old habits die hard

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It is still used.
    And I still have one more question to ask : I wonder what the purpose of the speaker to this said idiom is? Does he want to say about any legend things people did in the past or can he tell us about some people habit that can't be/ hard to change, anyway? Any example please.

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    Default Re: old habits die hard

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    And I still have one more question to ask : I wonder what the purpose of the speaker to this said idiom is? Does he want to say about any legend things people did in the past or can he tell us about some people habit that can't be/ hard to change, anyway? Any example please.
    It is saying, habits that you have had for a long time are hard to break. In other words it is difficult to stop doing something, that you have been doing habitually for a long period of time.

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