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This originated exactly where it sounds like it did. The first people who noticed this truth were farmers with apple trees! Nowadays, we use this as an idiom which means that the children are going to be like their parents. If someone in your neighborhood is a bad person who steals, and you catch his son one day trying to steal something, you would say"The apple does not fall far from the tree."

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