Definition of second nature
- after a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature
After a while, using the gearshift becomes second nature.
speaking and thinking in Japanese simply became second nature to her during the years she spent in Kyoto
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: something you can do easily or without much thought because you have done it many times before
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