take after

verb(intr, preposition)
  1. to resemble in appearance, character, behaviour, etc

  2. to follow as an example

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Other Idioms and Phrases with take after

take after

Follow the example of; also, resemble in appearance, temperament, or character. For example, Bill took after his uncle and began working as a volunteer for the Red Cross. [Mid-1500s]

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