to the manner born

to the manner born
phrasal
1. obsolete : born to follow or obey a certain practice or custom
2. : fitted by birth, rearing, or long training or experience to occupy some post or position

was to the manner born in the court circles of Versailles — C.G.Bowers

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to the manner born
1. Accustomed to something (as if) from birth
2. Naturally suited to a particular thing
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Main Entry:manner

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naturally at ease in a specified job or situation

she slipped into a more courtly role as if to the manner born

Origin:
with allusion to Shakespeare's Hamlet i. iv. 17
destined by birth to follow a custom or way of life

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to the manner born — see manner
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Main Entry:born
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to the manner born
: suited to a particular position, role, or status in a way that seems very natural

He had never been on a boat before, but he walked along the deck as if to the manner born.

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Main Entry:manner

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