the apple does not fall far from the tree

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the apple does not fall far from the tree

Said when someone is displaying traits or behaving in the same way as their relatives (especially parents). Did you hear that Dr. Klein's daughter Molly is majoring in Biology? I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree.
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the apple doesn’t fall/never falls far from the ˈtree

(saying, especially American English) a child usually behaves in a similar way to his or her parent(s): ‘You have an adorable daughter.’ ‘Ah, well, you know what they say. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.’
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They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - and that's exactly the case with these Hollywood mums and daughters, who look strikingly alike.
I was delighted to see and read an article written by Mai Al Khatib-Camille about how the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and all the beautiful paintings.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and Denise Welch and Tim Healy's son Matty Healy could make for great telly this evening.
But the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say, and somewhere along the way I started reading them myself for gardening, preserving, and other tidbits of wisdom for living in harmony with our planet.
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree - his parents raised him well.
Referring to Henrik's iconic celebration, Jordan added: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
?THEY say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and that's definitely true for supermodel Cindy Crawford and her 15-year old daughter, Kaia.
While most of the time the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, every now and then an exceptional child is born.
You can see with his parents that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I have met his father (Gerry) in South Africa and he is a real gentleman,' The Mirror quoted him, as saying.
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It's my responsibility to provide for my child and it shows her that working is the best way to provide for your family - and that working has more benefits than just financial."
And proving that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, tearaway Jodie soon becomes embroiled in a relationship with Max's right-hand man Darren Miller.
And proving the apple doesn't fall far from the tree tearaway Jodie soon becomes embroiled in a relationship with Max's right-hand man Darren Miller.
Indeed, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When Daly was recently tabbed the new head field hockey coach at Framingham State College, she didn't hesitate to ask her father, Tim, to come aboard as an assistant coach.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so when I saw the television ads run on WMUR by the Employee Freedom Action Committee, I started to wonder.
In the fictional Cooper, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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