to the manner born

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to the manner born

Coming naturally, as if accustomed from birth. She grew up in poverty, but since she became famous she has taken to rubbing shoulders with the upper crust as if to the manner born.
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to the manner born

Accustomed from birth to a particular behavior or lifestyle, as in At a high-society function she behaves as though to the manner born, but we know she came from very humble circumstances . This term was invented by Shakespeare in Hamlet. Referring to the King's carousing in Danish style, Hamlet says (1:4): "Though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honor'd in the breach than the observance." The manner in this expression was later sometimes changed to manor, "the main house of an estate," and the idiom's sense became equated with "high-born" (and therefore accustomed to luxury), a way in which it is often used today.
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to the manner born

naturally at ease in a specified way of life, job, or situation.
This comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet: ‘though I am native here And to the manner born’. Punning on this expression, to the manor born is used to refer to someone who has aristocratic origins.
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(as if) to the ˌmanner ˈborn

(formal) as if a job, a social position, etc. were completely natural to you: He rides round in a Rolls Royce as if to the manner born.
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to the manner born

Accustomed to a position, custom, or lifestyle from or as if from birth.
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manner born

Familiar with such things. The phrase comes from Hamlet: “But to my mind, though I am native here. And to the manner born, it is a custom / More honour'd in the breach than the observance.” The widespread confusion between “manner and “manor” has been going on for at least two centuries. “To the manor born,” in the sense of accustomed to luxury as if raised in an aristocratic environment, was used as the title of a British sitcom that achieved some popularity on American public television.
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{'manor born' = from "to the manner born" Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 4, line 2--frequently misquoted in popular speech as "to the manor born"}
Whether Lord of Loxley or the outlaw known as 'the Hood', Taron Egerton's geezerish Robin is smug and charmless, and the Kingsman star fails to convince as either to the manor born, or a man of the people.
But what the netizen said next may have been what ticked off Aquino: 'Iba talaga sina Mikee, China at [Mai Mai].' (Mikee, China and Mai Mai are really different.) She described them: 'Walang (N0) illusions of grandeur and very well bred ladies to the manor born yet humble and down to earth and grateful.
6READY TO The Manor Born is back again at number seven in the TV chart.
On stage, Jenny Seagrove (Judge John Deed) plays Regan's mother Chris, Peter Bowles (To the Manor Born) is Father Merrin and Adam Garcia - a West End star and judge on TV's Got To Dance - is Father Damien.
Penelope Keith's Favourite Villages C4, 7pm Following on from her series Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, the To the Manor Born and The Good Life actress travels around Britain visiting villages in different parts of the country, discovering how people's attitudes to these small communities have changed.
One | He says: "For Hoylake we had 'Below us only sand',' Meols was 'It's got ME in it', Burton was 'To the manor born'.
The hilarity kicks off with Khan taking the family on a day out to a stately home, where they meet Lord Anstruther - played by Peter Bowles of To The Manor Born fame.
Look out for old-school sitcom legend Peter Bowles as the lord to the manor born.
Music industry legend David Morales, of Def Mix fame, will headline this year's To The Manor Born club night at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, on Friday, December 26.
Is the expression to the manner born or to the manor born? I've always thought it was to the manner born, but my husband's explanation for to the manor born--that people born in upper-class households act in a certain way--makes sense.
You can live as if to the manor born in this property to let in beautiful Corve Dale.
To the Manor Born star Peter Bowles will play the role of Detective Inspector Rough.