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blood will tell

Definition of blood will tell in English:

proverb Family characteristics cannot be concealed.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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