takes after

Definition

The phrase ‘takes after’ implies that one person has traits, characteristics, or behaviors that are similar to another person, usually an older relative, such as a parent. It is generally used to describe similarities between people, not objects.

Examples

My daughter takes after her father in terms of her love of music.

My brother takes after our mother in his sense of humor.

He takes after his grandfather in his physical appearance.

Origin

This phrase originated in the early 19th century.

FAQs

Q1

What does ‘takes after’ mean?

A1

It implies that one person has traits, characteristics, or behaviors that are similar to another person, usually an older relative, such as a parent.

Q2

When did this phrase originate?

A2

This phrase originated in the early 19th century.