Proverb – There’s no smoke without fire. / Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

When people suspect something, there is normally a good reason for the suspicion, even if there is no concrete evidence. In other words, there is usually some truth behind every rumor.

“I’m going to withdraw all my money from that bank. I read an article that the bank was in financial trouble, and where there’s smoke there’s fire.”

Proverb – The Apple Does Not Fall Far from the Tree

The English proverb the apple does not fall far from the tree (also the apple never falls far from the tree) means that ❛offspring tend to inherit characteristics from their parents/family❜, i.e. ❛A child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.❜. For example:

“Lisa inherited her artistic talent from her mother. The apple does not fall far from the tree.”