Bred-in-the-bone meaning

brĕd'n-thə-bōn'
Deeply instilled; firmly established.

Bred-in-the-bone loyalty.

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Persistent; habitual.

A bred-in-the-bone liberal.

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(idiomatic, of a habit, trait, belief, etc.) Firmly established or instilled; deep-seated.
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(idiomatic, of a person) Inveterate or habitual; long-standing.
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Simple past tense and past participle of breed in the bone.
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