Definition of like father, like son in English:

like father, like son

phrase

proverb
  • A son's character or behaviour can be expected to resemble that of his father.

    • ‘But then I realized afterwards that it's another reflection of: like father, like son.’
    • ‘The parallels between their deaths would not escape racist Southern papers, which would declare: like father, like son.’
    • ‘Rumour has it ‘junior’ came into this world leading with his elbow - like father, like son, eh!’
    • ‘With Igor Oistrakh, like father, like son: the violin playing is warm, unaffected, and as shapely and unexaggerated as a classical Greek statue.’
    • ‘Prosecutors in New York say it's a case of like father, like son.’
    • ‘Get on the road and you might be the next master champ - like father, like son?’
    • ‘James had cut his teeth and earned his spurs and like father, like son, he has not been slow to court the Chinese.’