Gene

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Usage in MetaphorsPlay
The word 'gene' can metaphorically describe non-biological traits, like behaviors or preferences assumed to be inherited. SlideShe has a gene for music; her entire family are musicians.
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Not Always VisiblePlay
'Gene' can refer to traits that are not always obvious; some genes can be 'silent' or not expressed. SlideJust because you can't roll your tongue doesn't mean you don't carry the gene.
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Cultural RelevancePlay
In discussions about nature vs. nurture, 'gene' often represents the 'nature' aspect of the debate. SlideHis athleticism isn't just training; it's in his genes.