flesh and blood definition

  • noun:
    • Human nature or actual existence, with its weaknesses.
    • someone's blood family relations; kin.
    • Substance and level in imaginative depiction; lifelikeness: figures lacking in flesh and bloodstream.
    • One's family relations or relations.
    • human instinct.
    • See under Blood.
  • adjective:
    • genuine; significant.
    • comprising flesh, bloodstream, along with other substances of pets or people.

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