Blood is thicker than water


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Blood is thicker than water.

 and Blood runs thicker than water.
Prov. People who are related have stronger obligations to each other than to people outside the family. My friends invited me to go camping on Saturday, but I have to go to my cousin's wedding instead. Blood is thicker than water, after all. If you ever need help, don't ask your friends. Come home and ask us, your family. Blood runs thicker than water.
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Blood is thicker than water.

something that you say which means family relationships are stronger and more important than other kinds of relationships, such as being friends They say blood is thicker than water, so how come so many families hate each other?
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blood is thicker than water

Family ties are closer than other relationships. For example, Nancy will drop everything to help her sister; blood is thicker than water. Alluding to the fact that water evaporates without leaving a mark whereas blood leaves a stain, this proverb was first recorded about 1412.
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