at (one's) mother's knee

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at (one's) mother's knee

From one's mother, typically when one was a child. I learned how to bake at my mother's knee when I was just a girl.
See also: knee

at your mother's (or father's) knee

at an early age.
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at your ˌmother’s ˈknee

when you were very young: I learnt these songs at my mother’s knee.
See also: knee
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Wendy did prayers of intercession and Janet talked of things we learn at our mother's knee.
As Phil Berrigan put it in a 1970 essay recalled by Colman McCarthy (Page 18) "We are, in effect, a violent people and none of the mythological pablum fed us at our mother's knee, in the classroom or at Fourth of July celebrations can refute the charge.
We represent 49 denominations and some 50,000 congregations and we were taught at our mother's knee to love Israel.
As to the first, we are, in effect, a violent people and none of the mythological pablum fed us at our mother's knee, in the classroom or at Fourth of July celebrations can refute the charge.