in one's blood
phrasal ingrained in one's nature ; occurring as an innate or seemingly hereditary principle, inclination, or talent <
with two parents who are painters, art is in her blood
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  • in one's blood — or[into one s blood] {adv. phr.} Agreeing perfectly with one s sympathies, feelings, and desires. * /Living in a warm section of the country gets in your blood./ * /The woods got into Jim s blood./ Contrast: OUT OF ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's blood — or[into one s blood] {adv. phr.} Agreeing perfectly with one s sympathies, feelings, and desires. * /Living in a warm section of the country gets in your blood./ * /The woods got into Jim s blood./ Contrast: OUT OF ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In one's books — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • into one's blood — See: IN ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into one's blood — See: IN ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of one's blood — {adv. phr.} Separate from one s feelings, interests, or desires. * /When Tom moved to the city, he couldn t get the country out of his blood./ * /Mary is having a hard job getting summer laziness out of her blood./ Contrast: IN ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of one's blood — {adv. phr.} Separate from one s feelings, interests, or desires. * /When Tom moved to the city, he couldn t get the country out of his blood./ * /Mary is having a hard job getting summer laziness out of her blood./ Contrast: IN ONE S BLOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • After one's own heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lose one's heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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