Meaning: a very secretive and close relationship between people.
Meaning: a natural or inherited characteristic.
Example: Singing is in Nina's blood. Read on
Meaning: husband, wife, or partner of someone
Example: Next time I come to this restaurant I will bring my other half. Read on
Meaning: close relative
Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read on
Meaning: the family comes first, and one should help their family before helping others
Example: She spends the little money that she earns on social work and neglects her own family, forgetting that charity begins at home. Read on
Meaning: a disgrace
Example: I have always been the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has responsible jobs while I have chosen to be an artist. Read on
Example: I think a two-bedroom flat would suit us but I'd better confirm it with my better half. Read on