Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: We’re all ambitious – it seems to run in the family.
be in our blood
be in the family way
be a chip off the old block
be flesh and blood
Correct answer: A
Knowledge of synonyms
Run in the family: a trait, a genetic thing
Translate the answers:
A. be in our blood: If it is said that something (eg an ability, a skill) is in someone’s blood, that means that person naturally possesses it as it is a family tradition. that person’s family.
B. be in the family way: As natural as people in the family.
C. be a chip off the old block: Like father, like son
D. be flesh and blood: used to refer to immediate family members who share the same DNA (genetically related)