to the manor born


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to the manor born

1. Coming naturally; (as if) accustomed from birth. A corruption of the phrase "to the manner born." Often used in reference to sports, especially in the UK and Ireland. He was a man of many pastimes, talents, and aspirations. He could run a high-powered business meeting in the evening, and then go head-bang at a punk-rock concert like he was to the manor born. The new captain, though only 22 years old, looked to the manor born on the rugby pitch this afternoon.
2. (As if) born to a wealthy or aristocratic family. The famous movie star always acts as if she was to the manor born, though in reality she grew up in abject poverty. The historic mansion now serves as a hotel, allowing guests to feel to the manor born, if only for a short while.
See also: born, manor, to
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References in classic literature ?
{'manor born' = from "to the manner born" Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 4, line 2--frequently misquoted in popular speech as "to the manor born"}
Whether Lord of Loxley or the outlaw known as 'the Hood', Taron Egerton's geezerish Robin is smug and charmless, and the Kingsman star fails to convince as either to the manor born, or a man of the people.
But what the netizen said next may have been what ticked off Aquino: 'Iba talaga sina Mikee, China at [Mai Mai].' (Mikee, China and Mai Mai are really different.) She described them: 'Walang (N0) illusions of grandeur and very well bred ladies to the manor born yet humble and down to earth and grateful.
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One | He says: "For Hoylake we had 'Below us only sand',' Meols was 'It's got ME in it', Burton was 'To the manor born'.
The hilarity kicks off with Khan taking the family on a day out to a stately home, where they meet Lord Anstruther - played by Peter Bowles of To The Manor Born fame.
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Is the expression to the manner born or to the manor born? I've always thought it was to the manner born, but my husband's explanation for to the manor born--that people born in upper-class households act in a certain way--makes sense.
You can live as if to the manor born in this property to let in beautiful Corve Dale.
To the Manor Born star Peter Bowles will play the role of Detective Inspector Rough.