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.
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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.
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Wendy did prayers of intercession and Janet talked of things we learn at our mother's knee. Daffodils were presented to all the ladies and coffee was served.
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."(28) Several members of the Advisory Council were involved in the pro-Israel advertisement in the New York Times on 10 April 1997, titled "Christians Call for a United Jerusalem." The ad may have been a direct response to a December 1996 Times advertisement by the mainline Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic Churches for Middle East Peace, calling for a "Shared Jerusalem." The Christian Zionist ad made the bold claim that its signatories reach more than 100,000 Christians weekly and went on to call for evangelicals to support the Likud position on Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem.
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.