If you are in progress of learning English, you must be familiar with idioms. Normally native speakers love to use idioms in their daily conversation. While it might be difficult for non-native speakers to study English, let alone using idioms, learning and practicing are the main keys in order to be able to successfully master English.
Here, we are going to learn about idioms about family. It does not mean it is entirely based of family, but they portray family in it.
1. To take someone after
It means to be very similar to the members of family
e.g: My brother takes after my mother. They both love cooking.
Anna’s blue eyes remind me of her grandfather. She takes after him.
2. The apple does not fall far from the tree
Most people already know this idiom. It means usually a child has the same qualities as their parents.
e.g: Rick ended up in the prison just like his father. I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree.
3. To run in a family
It means many members of the family have something in common, for example skill, problems, diseases, etc.
e.g: Diabetes runs in his family. I try to convince him not to consume glucose.
They do love gardening. I think it runs in the family.
4. To wear the pants
It means the person is in charge or holds the authority.
e.g: After my father died, my mother wears the pants in the family.
5. The breadwinner
It means a person financially provides for the family.
e.g: My father was so busy because he was the breadwinner of the family.
Since her parents died, she had been the breadwinner for her siblings.
6. Born with a silver spoon in their mouth
It means the person was born into a wealthy and privileged family.
e.g: She is a spoiled kid. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
Now that we have learned more about idioms, specifically about family, don't forget to practice those in your daily life!