flesh and blood


noun

offspring or relatives: one's own flesh and blood.
the human body or nature: more than flesh and blood can endure.

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Origin of flesh and blood

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50
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flesh and blood

1

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]

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]

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