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"habit" idioms...

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" A leopard can’t change his spots "
You cannot change your innate self.
He was a bully at school and he’s a bully now - a leopard can’t change its spots.
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Widespread but rather formal form of expression. Not widely used by the young.
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" Fixed in your ways "
Unwilling to change from your habitual way of doing things.
A glass of sherry at six every evening for the past thirty years. Grandma is really fixed in her ways.
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