Blood is thicker than water

Idiom

Blood is thicker than water

Definition

Family relationships are stronger and more important than any other relationships.

Examples

No matter what, blood is thicker than water, and I will always love you.

It’s hard, but I’m trying to remember that blood is thicker than water.

Their friendship was strong, but blood is thicker than water.

Origin

Germany

FAQs

What does the idiom mean?

Family relationships are stronger and more important than any other relationships.

When did this idiom come into use?

12th century

Where did this idiom originate?

Germany