Definition of blood will tell in English:

blood will tell


  • Family characteristics cannot be concealed.

    • ‘The aristocracy, with their vampire-like creed of ‘blood will tell’, had been breeding selectively since the Battle of Hastings in 1066.’
    • ‘But in the final analysis, your blood will tell you.’
    • ‘And, blood will tell, as the old saying goes: his posterity is now dragging out his old body and putting it on display to make money.’
    • ‘Isabel points out ‘a son is a son and blood will tell.’’