the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

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used to say that children often suffer for the bad things their parents do

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“The sins of the fathers are visited upon the children.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20sins%20of%20the%20fathers%20are%20visited%20upon%20the%20children. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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