flesh and blood

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flesh and blood

  1. Human beings, especially with respect to their failings or weaknesses. For example, I can't do everythingI'm only flesh and blood. [c. 1600]

  2. 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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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