Black Sheep // Like one of the family // Run in the family

Today we will review three new Expressions. Black Sheep, Like one of the family, and Run in the family. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

 

EXPRESSIONMEANING
Black Sheep(A member of a family or group who is regarded as a disgrace to them.)
Like one of the family(To feel as if someone were a member of your own family)
Run in the family(To be a common quality among members of a particular family)

BLACK SHEEP

#EXAMPLES
1Rachel is the black sheep in the family because she is an artist whereas everyone else is a lawyer.
2He’s the black sheep of the family.
3John was the black sheep of the family, so he always felt lonely.

LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY

#EXAMPLES
1We treat our dog like one of the family.
2We are very happy to have you stay with us. I hope you don’t mind if we treat you like one of the family.
3She’s like one of the family.

RUN IN THE FAMILY

#EXAMPLES
1Playing the piano runs in my family.
2My brothers and I have red hair. It runs in the family.
3His father and uncle were basketball stars in college, so athletic ability runs in the family.

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