a chip off the old block


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a chip off the old block

Someone whose character or personality resembles that of his or her parent. Mike's automotive repair skills really rival those of his father. He's a real chip off the old block!
See also: block, chip, off, old

a chip off the old block

someone who is similar in character to their father or mother She enjoys bossing people around just like her mother used to do - she's a real chip off the old block!
See also: block, chip, off, old

a chip off the old block

if someone is a chip off the old block, they are very similar in character to one of their parents or to another older member of their family (not used with the ) Look at her bossing everyone around - she's a real chip off the old block!
See also: block, chip, off, old
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