Meaning of “run in the family” in the English Dictionary


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run in the family

If a quality, ability, disease, etc. runs in the family, many members of the family have it:

Intelligence seems to run in that family.
We're all ambitious - it seems to run in the family.

(Definition of “run in the family” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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