bred in the bone

bred in the bone (belonging to your nature or character, especially from early teaching or long habit) — наследственный, врожденный, в крови; заложенный с рождения;

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone.


Cf.
[run in the family]
неискоренимый {часть пословицы what is bred in the bone will not come/go out of the flesh}