Idiom – To Run In The Family
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To Run In The Family – Idiom of the Day
Some qualities and similarities that are genetically common in a family.
The idiom ‘To Run in the Family’ has been used since the 1600s and was commonly used from the second half of the 1700s. However, the idiom can be used to describe some qualities or characteristics that many members of a family have continuously shared.
Teacher: Why are you so short? Why don’t you drink Complan to become tall?
Student: As you know, my father is short, and his father is short, and all my siblings are short. It runs in the family. But thanks for your suggestion, Ma’am.
Roshni: Why don’t you have some desserts? They are very delicious!
Riya: Yeah, I know those desserts are mouth-watering. Unfortunately, diabetes runs in my family, and so I am very concerned about what I eat.
Nurse: Ms. Anam, Please fill out this emergency form.
Anam: May I ask why is it necessary to fill up this form?
Nurse: It’s essential that you fill in the details as specified on the form so that we can know what disease runs in your family.
Anam: Oh! Okay, Thank You.
Understand the Usage of the Idiom in the Sentences:
- Despite having told her many times to avoid biting nails, she ignores it; maybe biting nails run in her family.
- My sister had twins last month as it runs in the family.
- My father is diabetic; my grandmother is diabetic; diabetes runs in my family. So I avoid eating sweets.
- Rosy will definitely win the competition as intelligence runs in her family.
- Long hair runs in our family, but unfortunately, she had short hair.