the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

idiom

Definition of the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children 

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

Learn More about the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

Share the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

Resources for the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

Dictionary Entries near the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

the silver screen

the simple life

the singular

the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

thesis

thesis novel

thesis play

Statistics for the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

Look-up Popularity

Comments on the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children

What made you want to look up the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!