Were you born in a barn?

Were you born in a barn?

You are, act, or seem very uncouth or unsophisticated. You don't wash your hands before dinner? What, were you born in a barn? Close the front door! Were you born in a barn or something?
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Were you born in a barn?

Rur. an expression chiding someone who has left a door open or who is ill-mannered or messy. Andy: Close the door! Were you born in a barn? Bob: Sorry. Fred: Can't you clean this place up a little? Were you born in a barn? Bob: I call it the messy look.
See also: born

Were you born in a barn?

interrog. Weren’t you trained to close the door by yourself? You sure are careless with that door. Were you born in a barn?
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I've tried all the usual phrases, like "Were you born in a barn?" but they don't know what I am talking about.