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Blood is thicker than water

A lot of people assume this is an expression that means “Family before everything else”, but they would be surprised to learn the true origins.

"Blood is thicker than water" is shorthand for the expression "The Blood of the Covenant is thicker than the Water of the Womb"

Basically meaning the blood you’ve shed with comrades, or the blood you share in oath (blood brothers) is a stronger bond than the bonds of family which is kind of the total opposite of what people presume from the shorthand.

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