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what's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh (or blood)

Definition of what's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh or blood in English:

proverb A person’s behaviour or characteristics are determined by their heredity.
Example sentences
  • I guess what's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh, as they say.
  • What's bred in the bone will out in the flesh, the saying goes.
  • Because what's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh, and we should never forget it.
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