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The meaning of "flesh and blood"

" Flesh and blood "
Meaning:
1 - One's family. 2 - the bodily stuff we are made of.
Example:
1 - We aren't putting Dad into a home. He is our flesh and blood after all. 2 - It's so hot in here - almost more than flesh and blood can stand.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 10th century, from a biblical source.
Where is it used?:
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