I was not born yesterday

I was not born yesterday

used to indicate that you are not foolish or gullible

Related Idioms and Phrases :

be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

be born into a wealthy family of high social standing

born and bred

by birth and upbringing

1991 - Sharon Kay Penman - The Reckoning - I was being tended by a most unlikely nurse, an Irish sprite who spoke French as if she was Paris born and bred.

born in the purple = born to the purple

born into a reigning family or privileged class

In ancient times, purple garments were worn only by royal and imperial families because of the rarity and costliness of the dye.

Born in the purple (rather than to) may have specific reference to the fact that Byzantine empresses gave birth in a room in the palace at Constantinople whose walls were lined with the purple stone porphyry. The title the Porphyrogenitos or Porphyrogenita was used for a prince or princess born in this room.

not know you are born

be unaware how easy your life is – Informal

there is one born every minute = there is a sucker born every minute

there are many stupid or gullible people about (used as a comment on a particular situation in which someone has been or is about to be deceived) – informal

to the manner born

naturally at ease in a specified way of life, job or situation

This comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet : though I am native here And to the manner born. Punning on this expression, to the manor born is used to refer to someone who has aristocratic origins.

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