Meaning of 积重难返

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zhòng nán fǎn (Trad.: 積重難返)
ingrained habits are hard to overcome (idiom); bad old practices die hard
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Synonym: 积习难改
Example Sentences
These political difficulties are piled on top of cultural difficulties.
More than a thousand years, the recurrent rigid examination content is the fundamental cause of the end examination.
Ireland is something to watch closely as Europe's long and slogging debt crisis continues to roil global markets.
Mr Landers argued back that he was too far gone by then, and that the government warnings had never been forceful enough.
These economies must implement necessary structural reforms to achieve higher growth rates -- to benefit their own citizens and to prevent the build-up of imbalances in the global economy.