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Talk about Your Family

A few extra phrases to discuss your family.


  1. Oh tonight me and the fam are going out for pizza.
    • fam - a person's family
  2. Yeah he's my own flesh and blood. I can't turn him away.
    • flesh and blood - a near relative or one's close family
  3. It's no surprise that in the argument, she took her mother's side, over the side of the family friend, because blood is thicker than water.
    • blood is thicker than water - relationships with family are stronger than those with friends
  4. Your immediate family are your parents, siblings, grandparents, children. Everyone else is your extended family. For example, cousins, aunts, uncles.
    • sibling - each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister
  5. Oh the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In other words, children often resemble their parents in looks and behaviour.
    • resemble - have a similar appearance to or qualities in common with (someone or something); look or seem like
There you are Expression
Oldest sibling The oldest sibling, The oldest child
Youngest sibling The baby of the family
Middle sibling The middle child (middle child syndrome - when middle child sometimes gets forgotten about)

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