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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)
Translations of “run in the family”
in Chinese (Simplified) 家族遗传,世代相传…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家族遺傳,世代相傳…
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