in (one's) blood

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in (one's) blood

Innate, as of a skill or quality. All of my relatives are doctors—medical prowess is just in our blood. She knows how to play. Music is in her blood.
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in one's blood

Also, in the blood. Part of one's essential nature. For example, The whole family loves music; it's in their blood, or Sailing somehow gets in your blood. Also see run in the blood.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in your blood

COMMON If something is in your blood, it is a very important part of you and seems natural to you, for example because it is traditional in your family or culture. Trilok has music in his blood. `I was born into a family of musicians.' The sea was in his blood — his father had been a marine.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

in your blood

ingrained in or fundamental to your character.
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in one’s blood

mod. inborn; part of one’s genetic makeup. Running is in his blood. He loves it.
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in (one's) blood

So characteristic as to seem inherited or passed down by family tradition.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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