blood will tell


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blood will tell

One will inevitably display the unfavorable qualities of one's relatives. Of course Mark never has any money, just like his parents. Blood will tell, after all.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Blood will tell.

Prov. A person whose ancestors had certain characteristics, often bad ones, will eventually turn out to be similar. Lisa's father was a gambler, and now Lisa has started to gamble, too. Blood will tell. William went to all the best schools, but he's just as vulgar as the rest of his family. Blood will tell.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blood will tell

family characteristics cannot be concealed. proverb
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