bred-in-the-bone

adjective \ ˈbre-dᵊn-t͟hə-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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