[like father, like son] A son is usually like his father in the wayhe acts. – A proverb.
Frank’s father has been on the city council;he is now the mayor, and is running for governor. Frank is on thestudent council and is likely to he class president. Like father, likeson.
Mr. Jones and Tommy are both quiet and shy. Like father, likeson.
Compare: SPITTING IMAGE, FOLLOW IN ONE’S FOOTSTEPS.