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  • “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”
    “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”: A child does not differ from (is the same as) their parents. Examples: After meeting the student’s parents, she realized the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; they were sarcastic too. Can you believe his behavior? Sadly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
  • “It runs in the family” & “In one’s blood”
    Here are two idioms that people use when talking about things that family members have in common. “It runs in the family.” Someone that many members/people in the family have, such as a quality, skill, problem and/or disease. Examples:
    1. A passion for theatre runs in the family.
    2. Diabetes runs in his family.
      “In one’s blood” Something that is in-built in one’s family. Examples:
    1. Teaching runs in my blood.
    2. Playing soccer runs in his blood.
  • “A spitting image”
    Here is an idiom that people use when they talk about people in their family or people in other families. “A spitting image” Typically, used when someone has a strong resemblance (looks just alike/similar) to another family member. Examples:
    1. Her daughter is a spitting image of her.
    2. Brad is a spitting image of his father.
  • “close family” / “close-knit family” / “tight family”
    • “close family”
    • “close-knit family”
    • “tight family”
    They all refer to a family that is connected, stays near each other, is united in love, and/or spends lots of time together. Examples:
    1. We are a close family.
    2. They are a close-knit family.
    3. They are a tight family because they spend lots of time together.
  • A joke…This Woman Has Four Men in Her Life.
    The joke is that the woman is never lonely because she has 4 men in her life. Each of the men’s name is bolded.
    • Charlie Horse: A Charley horse is a muscle spasm that is typically in the legs.
    She gets (wakes) up with a charley horse
    • Arthur Itis: Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of the joints in the body.
    She spends the day with (having) arthritis.
    • Will Power: Is when a person uses control to not do something.
    She dines (eats) with will power.
    • Ben Gay: Bengay is a cream that is used to relieve muscle and joint pain.
    She goes to sleep with Bengay on her body.