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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
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These political difficulties are piled on top of cultural difficulties.
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More than a thousand years, the recurrent rigid examination content is the fundamental cause of the end examination.
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Ireland is something to watch closely as Europe's long and slogging debt crisis continues to roil global markets.
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Mr Landers argued back that he was too far gone by then, and that the government warnings had never been forceful enough.
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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.