Idiom: Runs in the family
If a characteristic runs in the family, it can clearly be seen members of different generations. A hereditary illness that is passed from one generation to the next also runs in the family.Country: International English | Subject Area: Men & women | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- In the family way
- Benjamin of the family
- Rich man's family
- You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family
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