bred in the bone

bred in the bone  {adj. phr.}
Belonging to your nature or character, especially from early teaching or long habit; natural from belief or habit; believing deeply.
The Willett children's cleanness is bred in the none.
Often used, with hyphens before the noun.
Joe is a bred-in-the-bone horseman; he has been riding since he was six.
Contrast: SKIN-DEEP.
Categories: adjective

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