blood is thicker than

blood is thicker than something

family relationships are stronger and more important than something else We were old friends, but I couldn't side with her against my parents - blood was thicker than friendship to me.
Etymology: based on the saying blood is thicker than water ( family relationships are strongest of all)
See also: blood, thicker
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BLOOD is thicker than water - and Kelly and Sharon Osbourne weren't going to let a nonentity like Lady Gaga get in the way of their mother-daughter relationship.
The child's future happiness should come first, but don't walk back into that child's life 40 years later claiming blood is thicker than water.
45pm They say that blood is thicker than water but try telling that to Joe Tobin in tonight's episode of Damages.
She realises blood is thicker than water and has said she will meet with him this year in LA.
One of the most famous put-downs being back in 1993 when Richard Graves took the helm of Francis C Graves from his father and Matthews greeted him with the straightfaced comment - "that just proves that blood is thicker than talent".
Frankly, it wouldn't worry me if I never saw him again, but Mother says blood is thicker than water.
HBut at least watered down blood is thicker than passport ink Didier Agathe or David Fernandez's only qualification to pull on a dark blue shirt.
Sounds a lot like saying blood is thicker than water, which is absurd.
And my brother would not be asking for much if anything at all, and I would be on the couch knowing I had a slight feel for why blood is thicker than water.
They say that blood is thicker than water, but clearly that's not the case in the Dingle clan, because Chas tells him to go for it.
SAM WArBUrToN hopes blood is thicker than water when he is handed the Welsh captaincy today.
Beyond that, she projects Laurie Strode's poignancy with a tough economy that never begs for sympathy - and when the time comes to face the demon that's haunted Laurie for 20 years, well, Curtis leaves no doubt that blood is thicker than many of us would like to think.
Grandma Julie takes the rap, but she has finally had enough and leaves Walford, realising that blood is thicker than water.
AI'M afraid it's the old blood is thicker than water thing.
The vote cast by Garcin was the tie breaker, showing that - at least in this case - blood is thicker than an apparent conflict of interest.