A chip off the old block


Also found in: Idioms.
a child who resembles either of his parents.

See also: Chip

References in classic literature ?
Truly, his one son was a chip off the old block, and Peter Winn had no meek notions concerning the intrinsic value of said old block.
WAYNE Rooney's lad looks a chip off the old block as he has a ball in the waves on a Caribbean beach holiday.
Bali Basra, who's owned the Gulson Road takeaway for nearly 22 years, is a chip off the old block as her dad Mukhtiar had chip shops in Coventry when she was growing up in the 80s.
Hatton (left) said: "He's a chip off the old block - very aggressive.
But Regan is very far from being a chip off the old block of his 45-year-old dad as he loves dancing and "hates" football.
After his maiden speech in 1781 which politician was described as "not merely a chip off the old block but the old block itself"?
FORMER Wigan Warrior and GB Rugby League star Andy Farrell's son Owen is a chip off the old block if his performance in the England U16 warm-up game against Bath U17 Academy side is anything to go by.
He said: "I took Honey out on my backpack on the dry ski slope only last week and she seemed to be a chip off the old block. She was very relaxed with the whole thing."
DAN Ruckwood is turning out to be a chip off the old block.
The story line focuses on relationships as Mad Adam fears that he will prove a chip off the old block and abuse his daughters while Spinster Sara courageously confronts him and his phobia.
GOLF: Christopher Nugent has proved he is a chip off the old block by achieving his first hole in one - at the tender age of ten.
The word on Lincoln Chafee, who has succeeded his father, John Chafee as senator from Rhode Island, is that "he's a chip off the old block." This comes from Darrell West, a professor of political science at Brown, who tells The Hill's Robert Schlesinger: "He votes like his dad, socially moderate, fiscally conservative, and a strong environmentalist." Sen.