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like father, like sonA son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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he could be her fatherOne could be someone's parent, said of a man older than a woman.Rate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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not your father'sRecently changed, made unconventional through modernisation.Rate it:

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Robert's your father's brotherBob's your uncleRate it:

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twinkle in one's father's eyeA notional look of anticipation or hope (either for sex or a child) in one's father's eyes at or around the time of one's conception.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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mama's baby, papa's maybeIt is easy to know the biological mother of a child, but difficult to be sure who the biological father is.Rate it:

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à père avare, enfant prodigueA miserly father has a spendthrift son.Rate it:

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bon sang ne peut mentirGood breeding always shows itself; Like father, like son.Rate it:

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c’est son père tout craché (fam.)He is the very spit (or, less fam., image) of his father.Rate it:

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c’est un enfant de la balleHe is his father’s son; He follows the profession of his father. Rate it:

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elle est ma tante à la mode de bretagneShe is my father’s (or, mother’s) first cousin; She is my first cousin once removed.Rate it:

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et chacun croit fort aisément ce qu’il craint et ce qu’il désire.The wish is father to the thought.Rate it:

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give awayTo formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father.Rate it:

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hand downTo transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor.Rate it:

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head scratcherJuly 2002, Fox News - Attorney: Williams' Kids Near Compromise About Father's Remains.Rate it:

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il s’en acquittera bien, c’est un enfant de la balleHe will do it well, he is his father’s son.Rate it:

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il tient de son pèreHe takes after his father.Rate it:

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pater optime or carissime, mi pater (vid. sect. XII. 10)my dear father.Rate it:

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patre, (e) matre natusson of such and such a father, mother.Rate it:

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santa clausfather christmasRate it:

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Shooting BlanksInnocuous Veiled Remark to the point; Husband Has Yet To Father any Children.Rate it:

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son père lui a coupé les vivresHis father stopped his allowance.Rate it:

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Whos Youre Old Man?Common Question Addressed to Children Instead of; "Whom is Your Father, Daddy, or DAD"Rate it:

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your mother is a whoreYou are a person of poor character, based on your imputed descent from a mother of poor character, and an unknown father of poor character.Rate it:

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