second nature


second nature

noun

: something you can do easily or without much thought because you have done it many times before

Full Definition of SECOND NATURE

:  an acquired deeply ingrained habit or skill <after a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature>

Examples of SECOND NATURE

  1. After a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature.
  2. <speaking and thinking in Japanese simply became second nature to her during the years she spent in Kyoto>

First Known Use of SECOND NATURE

1582

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