born to (be or do something)

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born to (be or do something)

Possessing an innate talent or ability in a particular area. When that young girl walked into the audition and flawlessly belted out a Whitney Houston song without the slightest hesitation, I knew she was born to be a singer. You were born to be an artist, so I don't know why you're wasting your time working on Wall Street.
See also: born
References in classic literature ?
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
He was visiting the academy--his alma mater--during the filming of the PBS documentary Born to Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre (see "Born to Be Wild at ABT," DM, February 2003, page 29).