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bred–in–the–bone

adjective \ˈbre-dən-thə-ˌbōn\

Definition of BRED-IN-THE-BONE

1
:  deep-rooted <bred–in–the–bone honesty>
2
:  inveterate <a bred–in–the–bone gambler>

First Known Use of BRED-IN-THE-BONE

15th century

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