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child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.
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poster childOne who is a prototypical or quintessential example of something.
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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.
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problem childSomeone or something persistently difficult or vexing; a frequent source of trouble or annoyance.
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spare the rod and spoil the childIf one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.
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run awayTo leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
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take inTo foster or adopt a child informally.
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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient
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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.
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colt over the fenceAn illegitimate child.
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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.
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deadbeat dadA man, especially one who is divorced or estranged from his partner, who fails to provide monetary child support when he is legally required to do so.
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fruit of one's loinsOne's child, children, or descendents.
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fruit of the unionA child, especially from a marriage or similar union.
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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.
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knee high to a grasshopperShort; especially relating to when the subject was a small child.
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late bloomerA person who lives a child's life comparatively later than their peers.
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little pitcherA child.
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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pocket moneychild's allowance
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poster boySee poster child.
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poster girlSee poster child.
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suck hind titTo be the youngest or most neglected child.
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the apple doesn't fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents in the way they act and in their physical abilities.
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three rsThe basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.
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