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chip off the old block, a

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chip off the old block, a

noun phrase

A child that resembles one or both parents, esp a boy that resembles his father

[1920s+; The form chip of the old block is attested fr the 1620s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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