be born to be/do something
to have something as your destiny (= what is certain to happen to you) from birthHe was born to be a great composer.
born and bred
born and having grown up in a particular place with a particular background and educationHe was born and bred in Boston.I'm a Londoner, born and bred.
born with a silver spoon in your mouth(saying) having rich parents
in all my born days(old-fashioned, informal) used when you are very surprised at something you have never heard or seen beforeI've never heard such nonsense in all my born days.
not be born yesterday(informal) used to say that you are not stupid enough to believe what somebody is telling youOh yeah? I wasn't born yesterday, you know.
more at not know you are born at know verb, to the manner born at manner, be/be born/be made that/this way at way nounUsage note: The ages of lifeChildhood/youthbe born and raised/bred in Oxford; into a wealthy/middle-class familyhave a happy/an unhappy/a tough childhoodgrow up in a musical family/an orphanage; on a farmbe/grow up an only child (= with no brothers or sisters)reach/hit/enter/go through adolescence/pubertybe in your teens/early twenties/mid-twenties/late twentiesundergo/experience physical/psychological changesgive in to/succumb to/resist peer pressureassert your independence/individualityAdulthoodleave school/university/homego out to work (at sixteen)get/find a job/partnerbe/get engaged/marriedhave/get a wife/husband/mortgage/steady jobsettle down and have kids/children/a familybegin/start/launch/build a career (in politics/science/the music industry)prove (to be)/represent/mark/reach a (major) turning point for somebody/in your life/careerreach/be well into/settle into middle agehave/suffer/go through a midlife crisistake/consider early retirementapproach/announce/enjoy your retirementOld agehave/see/spend time with your grandchildrentake up/pursue/develop a hobbyget/receive/draw/collect/live on a pensionapproach/save for/die from old agelive to a ripe old agereach the grand old age of 102/23 (often ironic)be/become/be getting/be going senile (often ironic)die (peacefully)/pass away in your sleep/after a brief illness