the apple does not fall far from the tree

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the apple does not fall far from the tree

Said when someone is displaying traits or behaving in the same way as their relatives (especially parents). Did you hear that Dr. Klein's daughter Molly is majoring in Biology? I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree.
See also: apple, does, fall, far, not, tree

the apple doesn’t fall/never falls far from the ˈtree

(saying, especially American English) a child usually behaves in a similar way to his or her parent(s): ‘You have an adorable daughter.’ ‘Ah, well, you know what they say. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.’
See also: apple, fall, far, never, tree
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A good example is the first two chapters which are appropriately titled, "The Apple Does Not Fall Far from the Tree," and "The Apple Falls Even Closer to the Tree than We Thought.