not be in the habit of doing something

not be in the habit of doing something
not make a habit of doing something/not be in the habit of doing something/ phrase
used for saying that you do not usually do something that you have just done

I don’t make a habit of calling on clients unannounced.

Thesaurus: habits and habitual behavioursynonym
Main entry: habit

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