Idiom: Were you born in a field?
My dad used this idiom a lot when I was a child, to point out to me that I had left the door open after I'd come or gone through it. I presume it has to do with the idea that an animal in a field wouldn't not bother to shut a gate behind them.
('Were you born in a barn?' is an alternative form.)
- Born with a silver spoon in your mouth
- Level playing field
- Play the field
- Born to the purple
- Not born yesterday
- Be out in left field
- Not know you are born
- Out of the left field
- Born on the wrong side of the blanket
- Born on the wrong side of the tracks
- Leave the field open
- Were you born in a barn?
- I may have been born at night, but not last night
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