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   an impolite way of indicating that someone is subject to an imperfection associated with the supposed natal place. Thus born in a barn may greet the failure to close a door:
    Henno called him back to ask him to close the door; he asked him if he had been born in a barn. (R. Doyle, 1993)
   Born in a mill indicates that the person so designated is not listening or paying attention, rather than that he is deaf. In obsolete use, born in the vestry denoted that you were illegitimate, because your parents had not been married in the body of the church.

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