an apple doesn't fall far away from the tree

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T.D

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Hi all,

I looked up the idiom 'An apple doesn't fall far away from the tree' in the Cambridge dictionary, and it says it refers to 'a child usually has a similar character or similar qualities to his or her parents'

I understand this idiom but am wondering could it be applied to other contexts? e.g. teacher-student; husband-wife; siblings; community?

For instance, can I say 'I grew up with friends who are mostly Catholics. And an apple does not fall far away from the tree, I turn to the lord myself'
Does that make sense?
 
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