flesh and blood
noun Date: before 12th century 1. corporeal nature as composed of flesh and of blood 2. near kindred — used chiefly in the phrase one's own flesh and blood 3. substance, reality

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  • Flesh and Blood — may refer to:In music: * Flesh + Blood , a 1980 album released by the British rock group Roxy Music * Flesh and Blood (Poison album), a 1990 album released by the American heavy metal group Poison * Flesh and Blood (Maddy Prior album), a 1997… …   Wikipedia

  • flesh and blood — {n.} 1. A close relative (as a father, daughter, brother); close relatives. Used in the phrase one s own flesh and blood . * /Such an answer from her and she s my own flesh and blood, too!/ 2. The appearance of being real or alive. * /The author… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flesh and blood — {n.} 1. A close relative (as a father, daughter, brother); close relatives. Used in the phrase one s own flesh and blood . * /Such an answer from her and she s my own flesh and blood, too!/ 2. The appearance of being real or alive. * /The author… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Flesh and blood — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flesh and blood — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flesh and blood — noun uncount used for saying that someone has the same qualities that all people share, especially qualities that limit what people are capable of: The endless noise is more than flesh and blood can stand. They now realize that their hero is,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flesh and blood — flesh′ and blood′ n. 1) offspring or relatives: one s own flesh and blood[/ex] 2) the human body or nature: more than flesh and blood can endure[/ex] 3) substance: The concept lacks flesh and blood[/ex] • Etymology: 1200–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • flesh and blood — Your flesh and blood are your blood relatives, especially your immediate family …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • flesh and blood — n. the human body, esp. as subject to its natural limitations one s (own) flesh and blood one s close relatives …   English World dictionary

  • flesh-and-blood — [flesh′ən blud′] adj. 1. alive; living 2. real; actual; true 3. actually present; in person * * * …   Universalium

  • flesh-and-blood — [flesh′ən blud′] adj. 1. alive; living 2. real; actual; true 3. actually present; in person …   English World dictionary

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