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The Apple Does Not Fall Far from the Tree

The apple does not fall far from the tree

The English idiom the apple does not fall far from the tree (also the apple never falls far from the tree) means that offspring tend to inherit characteristics from their parents/family, i.e. children are similar to their parents/family. For example:

Just like his father, Jimmy entered a life of crime.
The apple does not fall far the tree.
Mona inherited her artistic talent from her mother. The apple does not fall far from the tree.

With the examples above in mind, which of the following English idioms could you also use to express the same thing as the apple never falls far from the tree, i.e. that children tend to be similar to their parents?

a) chip off the old block
b) like father, like son / like mother, like daughter
c) spitting image
d) rotten apple

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