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Saying in original language: Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm.
English translation of the saying: The apple does not drop far away from the tree trunk.
Language: German
Meaning in English: It means that children and parents of a particular family are often quite similar in the way they behave. This is usually said in a situation where a child seems to show such a strong similarity.
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From said stick, the said splinter.
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"Like father, like son."
Like father, like son.
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