Habit

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Habit

A normal custom of an individual or group. Habits greatly influence economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. For example, one may develop the habit of only shopping at certain stores, whether or not they have the best products or prices. Likewise, the majority of farmers in a country may only grow certain crops, whether or not those are the best for the land or the market. Habits may be positive or negative, and are often both, depending on one's perspective.
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JACK NICKLAUS admits he was surprised as anyone by fellow veteran Tom Watson's performance at this year's Open - so much so he broke the habit of a lifetime and watched golf on television.
EMMANUEL Adebayor was one of the reasons I broke the habit of a lifetime and stopped watching live football.
BBC GOLDEN girl Sue Barker broke the habit of a lifetime this week, by telling a joke that was almost funny.