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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.
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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.
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born and bred

by 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.
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ˌborn and ˈbred

born and brought up (in a place): He’s Liverpool born and bred.Both my parents were born and bred in London.
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born and bred

Describing a native, a person born and raised in the same place. The alliterative appeal of this phrase no doubt led to its overuse. Joseph Addison paired the two early on (The Spectator, 1711): “Being bred to no business and born to no estate.” The precise locution appears in Fanny Kemble’s travel book (1863), “Born and bred in America.”
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"Aiden McGeady was born and bred in Glasgow and he should be proud to play for Scotland.
The project, also titled Cardiff Born and Bred, has been set up by training company Cyfle as part of a six-month course called Digital Delta.
Rhys Miles Thomas, multi-platform project manager at Cyfle, said: "The Cardiff Born and Bred project is part of a six-month project we are running.
3 : to bring up : train <I was born and bred in this town.>
BORN AND BRED (Today, BBC 1, 8pm) TV's favourite grumpy old man Richard Wilson is back.
The gentle drama of Born and Bred is a return to Richard's medical roots.
ACTORS James Bolam and Michael French are back playing father and son GPs as 50s medical drama Born And Bred returns to Sunday nights.
Michael, of course, is no stranger to playing medics and joined Born and Bred after a stint on BBC1's Holby City.
GOOD OLD DAYS: James Bolam stars in 50s medical drama Born and Bred (BBC1, 8pm)
Mum and dad were born and bred and wed in Wales, lived and worked all their lives in Wales, with the exception of three years in which time I was born in HarrowWeald, England.
My sister Janet was born and bred in Wales and I would love to see any of the Taffia tell her she is not Welsh and British and live to repeat it.
"I had to stop myself saying, 'Uh-huh', when I started doing Born and Bred," said Sam.
But because Grease is set in America in 1959, whereas Born and Bred is set in Britain in 1955, it was like they were at least 10 years apart.
"And while it was black leather jackets in Grease, the most glamorous thing I get to wear in Born and Bred is a set of manky overalls."