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British pronunciation/bˈɔːn and bɹˈɛd/
American pronunciation/bˈɔːɹn ænd bɹˈɛd/
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used to refer to a place one was born or grew up in

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born and bred definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "born and bred" and when to use it?

The phrase "born and bred" originated in the English language and has been in use since the 16th century. It reflects the idea of someone being both born and raised in a particular place or culture. This phrase is used to emphasize someone's deep roots and familiarity with a particular place or culture. It indicates that their upbringing and experiences have shaped their identity and values in a significant way.

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As a born and bred Texan, Mark has a deep appreciation for country music and barbecues.
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