The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is a proverb with uncertain origin. We will examine the meaning of the proverb the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, where the expression may have come from, and some examples of its use in sentences.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is a proverb that means that a child displays the characteristics or tendencies that the parent does or has done, that a child behaves in a same way as the parents do or cares about the same things that the parents do. The phrase the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree came into the English language in the mid-1700s; however, a similar phrase in German may be found from the 1500s, when it was ascribed to a Turkish source: “Der Apfel fellt nicht gerne weit vom Baume,” which translates as “The apple does not like to fall far from the tree.”

Examples

But it appears the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as on Wednesday the 21-year-old revealed his cricketing legend dad Shane Warne, 51, has some bizarre eating habits of his own. (The Daily Mail)

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Catherine Zeta-Jones who shared a super-sweet photo of her parents’ wedding and she looks just like her mum. (Hello! Magazine)

Shikhar Dhawan shares childhood photo of his and of son Zorawar’s, says ‘apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ (The Hindustan Times)

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