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flesh and blood

offspring or relatives:
one's own flesh and blood.
the human body or nature:
more than flesh and blood can endure.
Origin of flesh and blood
1200-50; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for flesh and blood
  • They are composed not of flesh and blood and hair, but of silver albumen and paper.
  • But here again the labor-saving machine interposes at every turn, and warns the machine of flesh and blood off the premises.
  • Political enemies come to be seen as representatives of ideas rather than as flesh and blood.
  • Nor is there much flesh and blood in his labeled categories.
  • We have only the bare bones, a magnificent armature of course, but not living flesh and blood.
  • It's closer to an actual social interaction with a flesh and blood human being.
  • The discovery raised hopes that paleontologists could get their hands on the flesh and blood of vanished animals.
  • We enjoy spending time with flesh and blood humans beings.
  • Our enemy isn't flesh and blood, he knows what he is doing, he's had a lot of practice.
  • Although he's not entirely human, he is flesh and blood.
Idioms and Phrases with flesh and blood

flesh and blood

Human beings, especially with respect to their failings or weaknesses. For example, I can't do everything—I'm only flesh and blood. [ c. 1600 ]
one's own flesh and blood. One's blood relatives, kin, as in She can't cut her own flesh and blood out of her will. [ c. 1300 ]
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