(=customary way of doing things) habitude f
→ Smoking is a filthy habit.
→ His one indulgence was foreign travel. It was a habit acquired from his parents
→ A good way to break the habit of eating too quickly is to put your knife and fork down after each mouthful ...
→ He always evaded questions by repeating them -- a habit that used to infuriate me
a bad habit une mauvaise habitude
eating habits habitudes alimentaires
→ a survey on eating habits in the UK
a drug habit une toxicomanie
to have a drug habit être toxicomane
a cocaine habit une dépendance à la cocaïne
→ She became a prostitute in order to pay for her cocaine habit.
to have a cocaine habit être cocaïnomane
to get into the habit of doing sth prendre l'habitude de faire qch
→ I got into the habit of going to see Gloria on my way home from work.
to get out of the habit of doing sth perdre l'habitude de faire qch
to be in the habit of doing sth avoir pour habitude de faire qch, avoir l'habitude de faire qch
→ They were in the habit of giving two or three dinner parties a month.
to have a habit of doing sth avoir pour habitude de faire qch, avoir l'habitude de faire qch
→ Her father had a habit of clearing his throat and coughing noisily.
to do sth out of habit faire qch par habitude
→ Many people add salt to their food out of habit, without even tasting it first.
to make a habit of sth, Don't make a habit of it! N'en fais pas une habitude!
→ You can phone me at work as long as you don't make a habit of it.
to be a creature of habit avoir ses petites habitudes
habit of mind tournure f d'esprit