The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Welcome to English in a minute!When an apple falls to the ground,it does not fall far from a tree.But what does it mean if you say that about a person? Let’s listen:The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.Did you get a chance to meet Shelly’s mom while she was in town? The two look like they could be sisters.Yes I did.She was so nice.And she talks the same way as Shelly.Clearly,the apple didn’t fall from the tree there!If the apple does not fall far from the tree,it means two people are very similar.It means a son,or daughter,seems very similar to a parent.If a friend has many of the same qualities as one of his or her parents,You can say, “Wow!The apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree.”And that’s English in a minute!

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