“Can’t help it”: idiom meaning

Can’t help it
Can’t stop yourself from doing something. When you do something, you know it’s wrong or you shouldn’t do it but the temptation is too strong and you can’t control yourself and you do it.

Other examples of “can’t help it” idiom in a sentence

  • I’ve tried to stop eating chocolate but I just can’t help it.
  • I can’t help falling in love with you.
  • I understand she can’t help biting her nails but it really doesn’t look attractive.

“Can’t help it”: use in context explanation

Dick and Gina are in bed watching a film. At least Dick is watching. Gina is actually chatting with her best friend on the mobile phone. Dick gets realy angry. They can never watch a film together because his wife is always on the phone. She just can’t help it.