born and bred

idiom

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

Examples of born and bred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanksgiving will be with members of his family, who are all born and bred Midwestern white people. Alex Zaragoza, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 The camera pans toward familiar landmarks like Harold’s Chicken Shack, Leon’s BBQ and even the Sears Tower (born and bred Chicagoans wouldn’t dare call it the Willis Tower). Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 31 Aug. 2023 Creators such as Jermaine Dupri, Outkast, and T.I. are some of the names that come to mind in regard to who laid the groundwork for this city’s success, but year after year there continues to be a wealth of talent born and bred from Georgia’s capital, which is the core of what The Come Up embodies. Okla Jones, Essence, 4 Aug. 2023 Lindsay, who was born and bred in Alabama, accused her husband of hiding money and cutting her off financially. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 31 July 2023

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“Born and bred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/born%20and%20bred. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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