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    Smile your blood is far too thin

    Hello,

    A real crook is trying to mary a woman, but she hates him. She tells to him "your blood is far too thin".

    What did mean by saying that?

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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    It's not a usage I've met, but it may have something to do with heartlessness...

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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    The man had said to her before that he want to have a lot of children with her. Maybe this makes some difference. I don't know. I do not understand.

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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    let me guess...

    the opposite of thin is thick... I found this idiom on the internet:

    blood is thicker than something

    meaning:
    family relationships are stronger and more important than something else.

    example:
    We were old friends, but I couldn't side with her against my parents blood was thicker than friendship to me.

    My guess:
    The woman says the man is not the right person to have a child with, there's no chemistry between them.



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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    It is far more likely that she either means that the person is physically weak or that he is of an undesirable social group.

    Thin blood was taken to indicate a low system - whereas good, thick red blood indicated good health.

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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    blood is thicker than something


    The expression is:
    Blood is thicker than water.
    That means that family relationships are more important than any other kind.


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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Hello,

    A real crook is trying to mary a woman, but she hates him. She tells to him "your blood is far too thin".

    What did mean by saying that?
    If the guy is a crook, and this woman is a (potential) gangster's moll, she is concerned about his ability to stand up to the inevitable violence of their lifestyle.
    At a literal level, bad guys who get beaten up and bleed a lot need thick blood to recuperate. Or perhaps he's been shot too many times already.
    At a metaphorical level, it might mean something to do with his masculinity - perhaps he is cowardly.

    In other words, I don't know either

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    Smile Re: your blood is far too thin

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The expression is:
    Blood is thicker than water.
    That means that family relationships are more important than any other kind.

    blood is thicker than something
    family relationships are stronger and more important than something else. We were old friends, but I couldn't side with her against my parents blood was thicker than friendship to me

    Blood is thicker than water. something that you say which means family relationships are stronger and more important than other kinds of relationships, such as being friends. They say blood is thicker than water, so how come so many families hate each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If the guy is a crook, and this woman is a (potential) gangster's moll, she is concerned about his ability to stand up to the inevitable violence of their lifestyle.
    At a literal level, bad guys who get beaten up and bleed a lot need thick blood to recuperate. Or perhaps he's been shot too many times already.
    At a metaphorical level, it might mean something to do with his masculinity - perhaps he is cowardly.

    In other words, I don't know either
    The girl is a very nice person. She is one of the good guys.

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    Default Re: your blood is far too thin

    Blood is thicker than water.

    The phrase has an interesting history. (The phrase blood is thicker than something is based on the older blood is thicker than water.)


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