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flesh and blood

Definition of flesh and blood in English:

1Used to refer to a person’s physical body and their needs and frailties, often as opposed to their mind or soul: the strain on his self-control had been more than flesh and blood could endure
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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.
1.1 (one's 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
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  • 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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