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English definition of “a chip off the old block”

a chip off the old block

informal
someone who is very similar in character to their father or motherDescribing people with the same qualitiesSimilar and the same
(Definition of a chip off the old block from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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