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    Default It runs in their blood

    Hello,

    I'm not sure if I use this phrase corretly. Can I say, 'It runs in girls' blood to gossip'?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Dready View Post
    Hello,

    I'm not sure if I use this phrase corretly. Can I say, 'It runs in girls' blood to gossip'?

    Thank you.
    I wouldn't.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't.
    Can you please suggest a better variant? Please, don't be put off by the meaning of the sentence. I'm trying to think of some idiomatic expression. Of course, I can say, 'Girls tend to gossip' or 'Girls like gossiping'. But that's too simple.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Girls gossip; it runs in their blood.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    I was afraid some women might find it offensive.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Right (it is offensive)

    You might be able to say:

    Some girls like to gossip. It's in their nature.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Dready View Post
    I was afraid some women might find it offensive.
    Stated as I did, it most likely will be perceived as offensive.

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    Default Re: It runs in their blood

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Stated as I did, it most likely will be perceived as offensive.
    OK, then I will most likely use your variant. I'm just kidding.

    Thanks all for your replies.
    Last edited by Dready; 13-Jan-2012 at 16:26.

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