go native

idiom

: to start to behave or live like the local people
After a few weeks, she was comfortable enough to go native and wear shorts to work.

Examples of go native in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But dogs that go native make bad guards, hunting companions, and friends. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, 29 Oct. 2020 Let your yard go native: The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is offering seven native plant kits for sale that are adapted to the local climate and do not require excess watering or fertilizer once they are established. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 6 July 2020

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“Go native.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20native. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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