Is born and bred an idiom?

used to say that someone was born and grew up in a particular place, and has the typical character of someone who lives there: He’s a Parisian born and bred.

Where does the phrase born and bred come from?

The saying born and bred dates back at least to the 17th century as shown in Ngram. To breed at that time already meant also to grow up ( late 14th c.) so there is not reason to suppose that the expression had originally a meaning different from the contemporary one.

How do you use born and bred in a sentence?

Someone who was born and bred in a place was born there and grew up there.

  1. I was born and bred in the highlands.
  2. Born and bred in this country, he and his wife emigrated to Los Angeles after the war.
  3. A Londoner born and bred, she suspected that a month in the country would bore her to distraction.

Where was I born and bred?

The exterior shots of the early series were filmed in and around East Lancashire, predominantly in the village of Downham, with some at Helmshore and others in the North Yorkshire town of Settle.

Does bred mean born?

—used to refer to where one’s birth and childhood took place He’s Mexican born and bred.

What does born bred and buttered mean?

Senior Member You know that we “butter bread”—however, the pun “I was born, bred (meaning brought up or reared) and buttered (that is “trained, prepared to face life) in the Bronx.”

Is born and bred a cliche?

The phrase “born and bred” is a stock saying or cliche. The “born” part means just what you think it means (as in, “began life”) but the word “bred” doesn’t have its usual meaning in this construction.

What does born bred mean?

What does the phrase born and bred mean?

What does it mean to be 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! See also: and, born, raised.

What is bred in slang?

Your dog has good breeding. (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.

Are you born and raised in?

Both are correct. “Born and brought up in” is UK English and “born and raised in” is US English but both are sufficiently widespread to be recognisable.


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