be a chip off the old block

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be a chip off the old block

To have a character or personality that resembles that of one's parent. Mike's automotive repair skills really rival those of his father. He's a chip off the old block!
See also: block, chip, off, old
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

be a chip off the old block

If someone is a chip off the old block, they are very similar to one of their parents in appearance, character, or behaviour. I've known Damon since he was a boy and he's a chip off the old block. He has exactly the same dry sense of humour. Corbett is a chip off the old block — a troublemaker and a bully just like his dad. Note: The `chip' in this expression is a small piece that has been cut off a block of wood.
See also: block, chip, off, old
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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