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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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3 : to bring up : train <I was born and bred in this town.
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.
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.