🇬🇧🇬🇧 English Expression Time!! 🇬🇧🇬🇧 on the wrong train this evening out of force of habit... I was just thinking I was off to work, not the party!"
Force of habit
To do something "out of force of habit" is an expression used when you have done something without thinking because it's something you always do. you can also just say the words "force of habit" when you, or someone else, catches up doing something without thinking. the dictionary definition is "behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit."
There are many times this phrase can be said, for example- you are in the kitchen and decide to leave. You turn the lights off, however your dad is still in there cooking dinner. you can turn to him and say "oh sorry, force of habit!"
"I ended up putting my work shoes on out of force of habit rather than my heels before I realised what I was doing"
"Despite knowing my boyfriend would be home late I ended up locking the door out of force of habit
Now it's your turn using "out of force of habit" and I'll correct all your mistakes! :)
This is quite a difficult phrase so don't worry if you get it wrong! 😁😁😁
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