a chip off the old block

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a chip off the old block

"a chip off the old block"

to be like or to look like one of your parents


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a chip off the old block

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm a little worried about my son.

Friend 2:  Why is that?

Friend 1:  He looks a lot like his father.  They are both so overweight.  I'm worried about their health.

Friend 2:  Well, you're very thin so your son must be a chip off the old block.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a chip off the old block

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Oh, man, we're having corn on the cob for supper tonight.

Friend 2:  You don't like corn on the cob?

Friend 1:  No.  I really don't! But my daughter just loves it.

Friend 2:  She is a chip off the old block then.

a chip off the old block - Usage:


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a chip off the old block - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a chip off the old block.

a chip off the old block - Examples:

1)  His 14-year-old son Biko joined in with his own smooth vocals - a chip off the old block.

2)  Yet when the son is a chip off the old block, he inherits the stigmas as well as the mystique.

3)  In many ways, Eric Young Jr. is a chip off the old block. They're very similar.

4)  Any way you look at him, Vico Sotto is a chip off the old block. He looks like dad Vic, sounds like dad Vic.

5)  Stuart is unquestionably a chip off the old block. Like his enterprising father Roger, he is a useful.

6)  But Junior Andre isn't the only famous offspring who is a chip off the old block - these celebrity doppelgangers also appear to have hit the genetic ...

7)  In many ways he is a chip off the old block, sharing with Sergei an intent gaze, high cheekbones and ...

8)  A chip off the old block! Martin Kemp is supported by look-a-like son Roman at the ...

9)  Jazz prince Richard Merk is undoubtedly a chip off the old block. He inherited his musical genes from his mother.

10)  A chip off the old block, at 50, he has learnt well under his dad.

11)  But is the young girl a chip off the old block and as cunning as her mother, ...

12)  He is, in some ways, a chip off the old block, temperamentally and physically.

13)  I'm so proud of Robert. He's growing up to be a chip off the old block.

14)  It might be too soon to start saying that Arjun is a chip off the old block or that his shots have the look of Sachin in them.

15)  A chip off the old block. Rivaldo's son scores near identical goal to Rivaldo classic.

16)  A chip off the old block, a spitting image of his father in terms of face ...

17)  Mark was a chip off the old block right from the outset in raw athletic talent and ...

18)  ... public to their mother's influence on their lives. # " They are a chip off the old block as they say, they are utterly grounded.

19)  Paul is a chip off the old block -- espousing many of the same libertarian views as his father.

20)  Ironically, the younger Mubarak is in many ways not that much of a chip off the old block. Unlike his father, his early career was in investment.