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bad habit

This page is about the collocation bad habit

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a habit that badly affects you or other people, or that others think is wrong or bad

For example

  • My uncle's got lots of bad habits, like gambling and drinking too much.

  • Jenny has a bad habit of interrupting other people when they're speaking.

Quick Quiz

Which would most people call a "bad habit"?

a. biting your fingernails

b. cutting your fingernails

c. painting your fingernails

Contributor: Matt Errey