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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 raised

Both born and raised in the same particular place; having lived in one's birthplace through one's adolescence. The phrase implies that one's identity has been shaped by the place. I may live in California now, but I'm a Texas gal, born and raised!
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bred in the bone

1. Deeply and firmly rooted, ingrained, or established. Hyphenated if used directly before a noun. His bred-in-the-bone etiquette came as a result of his years of military training. In this part of the country, hospitality is simply bred in the bone.
2. Long-standing and habitual, especially of ideology or religion. Hyphenated if used directly before a noun. Most people vote according to their bred-in-the-bone political identification, rather than making individual assessments of different candidates. A lot of times, religious views are simply bred in the bone.
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breed in the bone

To deeply and firmly root, ingrain, or establish some trait or behavior, as if inherited genetically. His etiquette is the type of thing the military breeds in the bone. In this part of the country, hospitality is simply bred in the bone.
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breed like rabbits

slang To have several babies in a short period of time. (Rabbits are known to produce a large number of offspring very rapidly.) I can't believe my sister is pregnant for the fourth time in five years. She and her husband just breed like rabbits!
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breed up a storm

Of the weather, to become overcast. I wouldn't go outside right now—it looks to be breeding up a storm.
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born and raised

 and born and bred
born and nurtured through childhood, usually in a specific place. She was born and raised in a small town in western Montana. Freddy was born and bred on a farm and had no love for city life.
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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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breed like rabbits

reproduce prolifically. informal
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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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breed up a storm

New England
To become cloudy.
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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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Market hunters didn't keep extensive records, but within a couple decades they had bred just the dog to meet their needs.
For what trait was the Wessex Saddleback bred? Where is it found and in what production system?
Braques are good retrievers on land and in the water, but Ercolano warns that if you plan to hunt over water in cold climates it is best to purchase a breed that was bred specifically for cold water retrieving.
None of the chestnut varieties bred [o resist blight so far has the shoot-the-sun height of the pure American chestnut and its famed scrappiness for competing in a forest canopy.
There are now nine Welsh group breeding schemes and members have access to rams bred from the superior ewes in the nucleus flock.
Selectively bred for high milk production, these "crossbreds" became a definitive breed, eventually becoming very popular in central Europe.
Promoted by vertically integrated hog operations--industrial firms that not only mass-rear hogs but also slaughter them and package the meat for supermarkets--these pigs have been bred to bulk up quickly on a high-protein diet, laying down fairly lean meat.
Industrial turkeys are bred for maximum breast meat; they cannot breed naturally and must be artificially inseminated.
It's also possible, says Vila, that domestication happened once, after which domesticated dogs bred with wolves from time to time.
With the development of the Broad Breasted White and different methods of raising the "holiday turkey" the heritage breeds have fallen on hard times, but luckily they had friends that preserved and bred them and kept them going.
Mice bred to exhibit various degrees of preference for drinking alcohol may, by virtue of their scientifically controlled couplings, help scientists identify genes that contribute to alcoholism.
You may want to raise animals that are bred for beef or dairy, or you might want a dual purpose type of cow that provides enough milk for your family and also a good beef-type calf to butcher.