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Where did the phrase kick the habit come from?

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From the 19th century epidemic of opiate abuse. kicking of the legs, muscle pain in the extremities, restless leg syndrome, all symptoms of opiate withdrawal. when one would cease the use of opiates withdrawal would follow, kicking, stretching and twitching of the legs is a key symptom. therefore to stop using opiates, one was kicking the habit.
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