Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

of second nature

second nature
Meaning(s)
1) something you have done so often that you can do it easily and without much thought
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    • driving is second nature to me now
  • Analysis

    Something which is 'second nature' comes naturally to you without a huge amount of thought or effort. Something which is second nature comes naturally to you or is a habit that has become part of your characteristics. Similar in meaning to 'instinctual'.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When I first got behind the wheel of a car I thought I would never get the hang of it, but now driving is second nature to me.
    2. I learned to cook when I was very young so making pasta and bread is second nature to me.
    3. My trainer made me work really hard so working out every day is second nature, I don't even have to think about it.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Kate has been working with computers her whole life, so programming is second nature to her.
    2. I know the system seems complicated right now, but in a few weeks it will become second nature to you.
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