flesh and blood

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of flesh and blood

1 : corporeal nature as composed of flesh and of blood
2 : near kindred used chiefly in the phrase one's own flesh and blood

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First Known Use of flesh and blood

before 12th century


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