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nature of the beast, the

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nature of the beast, the

noun phrase

The innate characteristics of someone or something: The shared experience is the value of network television; it's the nature of the beast

[1678+; the earliest occurrence is in a collection of English proverbs]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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