be in (one's) blood

(redirected from is in one's blood)

be in (one's) blood

To be innate, as of a skill or quality. All of my relatives are doctors—medical prowess is just in our blood.
See also: blood
References in classic literature ?
There is a popular belief that Dutchmen love broad cases and much clothing for their own lower selves; and they might know better than to leave their clocks so very lank and unprotected, surely.
That's not true,' returned the other; 'you know better.
It might answer for YOU to dig Jim out with a pick, WITHOUT any letting on, because you don't know no better; but it wouldn't for me, because I do know better.
I know better than that), and the next asserts that `Though it is original, and written with great force and feeling, it is a dangerous book.
Drood knew all that lies behind me, far away from here, he might know better how it is that sharp- edged words have sharp edges to wound me.
I shall know better, perhaps, some day, but I have a general notion now.
All the traits of his character, which she learned to know better and better, were unutterably dear to her.
It will be more painful to me in some respects to be in company with him, but I shall know better what to do.
I'm sure I don't know why children o' my bringing forth should all be bigger simpletons than other people's--not to know better than to blab such a thing as that, when he couldn't ha' found it out till too late
Mirabel when I first opened the door to him; I know better now.