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flesh and blood (not comparable)

  1. Real; substantial.
  2. Consisting of flesh, blood, and other substances associated with animals or humans.


flesh and blood (uncountable)

  1. A human body.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 24:
      ...I'll tell you what else is a fact. It's a fact that he is wearing his blue Shetland turtle-neck today. Even as we speak his body is moving inside it. Warm and quick. It's more than flesh and blood can stand.
  2. Synonym of family.
    How dare you say such a thing to your own flesh and blood?
  3. Synonym of human nature.