Used to emphasize that a person is a physical, living being with human emotions or frailties, often in contrast to something abstract, spiritual, or mechanical: the customer is flesh and blood, not just a sales statistic [as modifier]: he seemed more like a creature from a dream than a flesh-and-blood father
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- The tracks of dirt left by your feet now lie in a realm much greater than any human of flesh and blood, including you.
- But this eternal suffering cannot be revealed to mortal ears of living flesh and blood.
- Sini explains that just because one is of nobility does not mean they are not mortal, flesh and blood, like everybody else.
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 bloodMore example sentences
- Her own family, her flesh and blood had talked back to her and Vikki had even taken Amy's side in the argument.
- If you manage to satisfy the harshest critics of all, your flesh and blood, the average consumer is easy.
- When you lose one of your own, when you lose your flesh and blood in that way, it changes you.
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