like father, like son

like father, like son
Said when remarking inherited tendencies
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Main Entry:father

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like father, like son phrase
used for saying that a man or boy has the same attitudes as his father or behaves in the same way
Thesaurus: describing or relating to relatednesshyponym
Main entry: father

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proverb a son's character or behavior can be expected to resemble that of his father

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like father, like son — see father, 1
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Main Entry:like
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like father, like son — see father, 1
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Main Entry:son

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like ˌfather, like ˈson idiom
(saying) used to say that a son's character or behaviour is similar to that of his father
Main entry:fatheridiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • like father, like son — A son is usually like his father in the way he acts. A proverb. * /Frank s father has been on the city council; he is now the mayor, and is running for governor. Frank is on the student council and is likely to he class president. Like father,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like father, like son — A son is usually like his father in the way he acts. A proverb. * /Frank s father has been on the city council; he is now the mayor, and is running for governor. Frank is on the student council and is likely to he class president. Like father,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Like Father Like Son — Album par Ky Mani Marley Sortie 2 août 1996 Enregistrement   …   Wikipédia en Français

  • like father, like son — This idiom is used when different generations of a family behave in the same way or have the same talents of defects …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Like Father, Like Son — Infobox Album | Name = Like Father, Like Son Type = Studio album Artist = Birdman and Lil Wayne Released = October 31, 2006 (U.S.) Recorded = CMR Studios, New Orleans, 2006 Genre = Southern Rap Length = 95:22 Label = Cash Money Records /… …   Wikipedia

  • like father, like son — The variant form like father, like daughter also occurs. like mother, like daughter evolved separately, although both it and this proverb were fixed in this form in the seventeenth century. Cf. L. qualis pater talis filius, as is the father, so… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Like Father Like Son — Infobox Album | Name = Like Father Like Son Type = Album Artist = Ky Mani Marley Released = August 2, 1996 Recorded = United Kingdom Genre = Reggae Length = ??? Label = Warner Bros. Records/Rhino Producer = David Lee, Ky Mani Marley Reviews = *… …   Wikipedia

  • like\ father,\ like\ son — proverb A son is usually like his father in the way he acts. Frank s father has been on the city council; he is now the mayor, and is running for governor. Frank is on the student council and is likely to be class president. Like father, like son …   Словарь американских идиом

  • like father, like son — a son usually acts like his father Like father, like son the man said as he watched the boy playing baseball exactly like his father …   Idioms and examples

  • like father, like son — sons are like their fathers, a chip off the old block    This is Fred, and this is Fred, Jr. Like father, like son …   English idioms


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