Meaning: A hereditary health problem; expressed as “Something runs in someone’s family.”
Baldness runs in my family. If you look at our family reunion photos you see a lot of shiny heads!
You should tell your doctor if heart disease runs in your family.
Diabetes runs in her family but luckily she doesn’t have it.
If something runs in someone’s family, it….
A. Is genetic.
B. Isn’t genetic.
C. All of the above.
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The correct answer is A. If something runs in someone’s family, that means it’s hereditary, which is a synonym of genetic.