Origin of second nature
Examples from the Web for second nature
She struck more chords, her fingers finding the keys with the second-nature sureness, learned in her months of dreary practice.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.A Guide to Men|Helen Rowland
British Dictionary definitions for second nature
Idioms and Phrases with 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.