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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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