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bred in the bone
1. (hyphenated if used as a modifier) Deeply and firmly rooted, ingrained, or established. His bred-in-the-bone etiquette came as a result of his years of military training. In this part of the country, hospitality is simply bred in the bone.
2. (hyphenated if used as a modifier) Long-standing and habitual, especially of ideology or religion. Most people vote according to their bred-in-the-bone political identification, rather than making individual assessments of different candidates. A lot of times, religious views are simply bred in the bone.
born and bred
Born and raised in a particular place, which has shaped one's personality. As you could probably tell by his aggressive driving, he's a New Yorker, born and bred.
born and raised
Both born and raised in the same particular place; having lived in one's birthplace through one's adolescence. The phrase implies that one's identity has been shaped by the place. I may live in California now, but I'm a Texas gal, born and raised!
born and raisedand born and bred
born and nurtured through childhood, usually in a specific place. She was born and raised in a small town in western Montana. Freddy was born and bred on a farm and had no love for city life.
born and bred
Born and educated in a single locale or social class. For example, Adam was a Bostonian, born and bred. Although the two words were paired earlier, the precise locution dates from the mid-1800s.
born and bredby birth and upbringing.
1991 Sharon Kay Penman The Reckoning I was being tended by a most unlikely nurse, an Irish sprite who spoke French as if she was Paris born and bred.