a chip off the old block

Idiom

a chip off the old block

Definition

It means a person who closely resembles their parent in look, behavior, or attitude.

Examples

My son is a chip off the old block – he has my sense of humor!

My daughter is a chip off the old block – she got her mother’s intelligence.

Origin

The origin of this phrase is unclear, but some believe it dates back to the late 19th century.

Faqs

What does “a chip off the old block” mean?

It means a person who closely resembles their parent in look, behavior, or attitude.

Where does the phrase come from?

The origin of this phrase is unclear, but some believe it dates back to the late 19th century.