in the blood


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in the blood

Innate, as of a skill or quality. That type of passion can't be taught—it's in the blood.
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in the blood

 and in one's blood
Fig. built into one's personality or character. John's a great runner. It's in his blood. The whole family is very athletic. It's in the blood.
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in the/somebody’s ˈblood/ˈgenes

part of somebody’s nature and shared by other members of their family: Both his father and his mother were writers, so literature runs in his blood.
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The chief minister said that loyalty to the PML-N runs in the blood of people and they have given mammoth acceptability to this party due to its practical steps for public welfare.
Since 9-11, Americans have paid dearly for our freedoms, a price paid in the blood of brave young men and women from every rural town, city, state and walk of life.
With Bernard Soulier disease the platelets in the blood are unable to stem bleeding.
Subsequently, the amount of virus in the blood of two-thirds of the patients had dropped by roughly 90 percent, Miralles reports.