blood is thicker than water
Family ties are closer than other relationships. For example, Nancy will drop everything to help her sister; blood is thicker than water. Alluding to the fact that water evaporates without leaving a mark whereas blood leaves a stain, this proverb was first recorded about 1412.
the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy. bloodshed or slaughter. bloodbath. Informal. severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.: The company went through a period of bloodletting in the 1970s. Contemporary Examples Meghan McCain: Is It Too Late for Mitt Romney and Republicans? Meghan McCain April 5, 2012 In […]
the amount of a substance, as cholesterol, alcohol, or triglycerides, circulating in the bloodstream: often expressed as a percent or in milligrams or micrograms per deciliter of blood.
any of various bulbous plants of the genus Haemanthus, native to Africa, having clusters of red or white flowers.