Idiom of the Week: Runs in the Family

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Meaning: A hereditary health problem; expressed as “Something runs in someone’s family.”

Examples:

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.

Pop Quiz:

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.

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