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second nature Line breaks: sec¦ond na¦ture

Definition of second nature in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A tendency or habit that has become characteristic or instinctive: deceit was becoming second nature to her
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  • These characteristics must become second nature for West Indies cricketers at all levels.
  • As in other favourite Asian destinations, such as Thailand and Bali, hospitality and good humour are second nature.
  • If you commit to healthy eating habits, they will soon become second nature.

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