the apple doesn’t fall/never falls far from the ˈtree. (saying, especially American English) a child usually behaves in a similar way to his or her parent (s): ‘You have an adorable daughter.’ ‘Ah, well, you know what they say.
The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.’. See also: apple, fall, far, never, tree. the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. (also the apple never falls far from the tree) a child usually has a similar character or similar qualities to his or her parents: Her daughter soon showed her own musical talent, proving that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Want to learn more? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is a phrase that is typically said in connection with children who show qualities or talents that are similar to those of their parents. Example: Dan was an older man with back problems, so he disliked having to carry in a car full Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.