Definition of one's (own) flesh and blood in English:

one's (own) flesh and blood


  • A near relative or one's close family.

    ‘he felt as much for that girl as if she had been his own flesh and blood’
    • ‘They are our flesh and blood, our sons and daughters and we cherish them for that.’
    • ‘Don't get me wrong, I'm her flesh and blood, but she was a very young, hip mother and she wanted to stay as hip and young as possible.’
    • ‘She was your flesh and blood and cared more about you than anything in this world.’
    • ‘If you manage to satisfy the harshest critics of all, your flesh and blood, the average consumer is easy.’
    • ‘And he said, I'm doing it because this is my flesh and blood, this is my baby.’
    • ‘She has to be, she's your flesh and blood, right?’
    • ‘When you lose one of your own, when you lose your flesh and blood in that way, it changes you.’
    • ‘Her own family, her flesh and blood had talked back to her and Vikki had even taken Amy's side in the argument.’
    • ‘Because, as Viola says, ‘friends come and go, but family is forever… you don't have to like your kinfolk, but accept them - faults and all - because they're your flesh and blood.’’
    • ‘Is that what you desire for your flesh and blood?’
    family, relative, relatives, relation, relations, blood relation, blood relations, family member, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kinswomen, kindred, connection, connections
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