flesh and blood

flesh and blood
,flesh and `blood noun uncount
used for saying that someone has the same qualities that all people share, especially qualities that limit what people are capable of:
The endless noise is more than flesh and blood can stand.
They now realize that their hero is, after all, only flesh and blood.
someone's (own) flesh and blood
someone's relative:
She's your own flesh and blood how can you treat her like that?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
, , / , (especially one's offspring)


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  • Flesh and Blood — may refer to:In music: * Flesh + Blood , a 1980 album released by the British rock group Roxy Music * Flesh and Blood (Poison album), a 1990 album released by the American heavy metal group Poison * Flesh and Blood (Maddy Prior album), a 1997… …   Wikipedia

  • flesh and blood — {n.} 1. A close relative (as a father, daughter, brother); close relatives. Used in the phrase one s own flesh and blood . * /Such an answer from her and she s my own flesh and blood, too!/ 2. The appearance of being real or alive. * /The author… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flesh and blood — {n.} 1. A close relative (as a father, daughter, brother); close relatives. Used in the phrase one s own flesh and blood . * /Such an answer from her and she s my own flesh and blood, too!/ 2. The appearance of being real or alive. * /The author… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Flesh and blood — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flesh and blood — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flesh and blood — flesh′ and blood′ n. 1) offspring or relatives: one s own flesh and blood[/ex] 2) the human body or nature: more than flesh and blood can endure[/ex] 3) substance: The concept lacks flesh and blood[/ex] • Etymology: 1200–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • flesh and blood — Your flesh and blood are your blood relatives, especially your immediate family …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • flesh and blood — n. the human body, esp. as subject to its natural limitations one s (own) flesh and blood one s close relatives …   English World dictionary

  • flesh-and-blood — [flesh′ən blud′] adj. 1. alive; living 2. real; actual; true 3. actually present; in person * * * …   Universalium

  • flesh-and-blood — [flesh′ən blud′] adj. 1. alive; living 2. real; actual; true 3. actually present; in person …   English World dictionary

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