Second-nature



noun
1.
an acquired habit or tendency in one’s character that is so deeply ingrained as to appear automatic:
Neatness is second nature to him.
second nature
noun
1.
a habit, characteristic, etc, not innate but so long practised or acquired as to seem so
second nature
A habit or mode of behavior so long practiced that it seems innate, as in Driving in heavy traffic is second nature to Chris. This expression is a shortened form of an ancient proverb, Custom (or usage) is a second nature, first recorded in 1390. It alludes to the fact that very frequently repeating something makes it seem completely natural or inborn.

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