“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree”

There’s a saying…

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…”


This isn’t talking about actual apples, but influence. If we use the image of an apple dropping from a tree, you can imagine it’s still going to be close.

The apple is still within reach of the tree. The apple is still under the tree’s shadow.

Most of the time, this phrase will be used in reference to children taking after their parents.

Similar Phrases:

“Like father, like son…”


The big thing you have to remember about language is that it ages and evolves. I think most native speakers will be familiar with this phase, but no one actually says it either.

The concept itself is a great observation and talking point, but the phrase isn’t something you should commit to your vocabulary.


Published by Jon Dao

Formerly, the Conversation Coach

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