raised in a barn
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- Uncivilized, unmannered.
2005, Tammy Robinson Smith, Emmybeth Speaks, page 9:
- Momma's all the time telling us to act like we weren't raised in a barn. Ole Miz Hawkins must've been raised in her daddy's milk barn, instead of in the house with the china cups like she claims.
2006, Philip J. Carraher, The Necklace of Stones, page 140:
- “Raised in a barn, some people. Raised in a muck-filled, stinking barn.” Mag and Morgan stared at the grumbler's departing back until he was gone.
2008, Laurell K. Hamilton, The Lunatic Café, page 275:
- "No, thanks, we'll keep them with us." "Peggy always got on to me if I didn't ask for people's coats. 'George, you weren't raised in a barn, ask them if you can take their coats.' " The imitation sounded accurate