be the spitting image of someone


be the spitting image of someone
be the spitting image of (someone) to look very much the same as someone else.

He's the spitting image of his father.


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  • The Spitting Image — The Spitting is a 1998 book by sociologist Jerry Lembcke. The book argues that the common claim that American soldiers were spat upon and insulted by anti war protesters upon returning home from the Vietnam War is an urban legend intended to… …   Wikipedia

  • the spitting image — one who looks like someone, a dead ringer    Patty is the spitting image of her mother same face, same hair …   English idioms

  • be the spitting image of — (someone) to look very much the same as someone else. He s the spitting image of his father …   New idioms dictionary

  • spitting image — If a person is the spitting image of somebody, they look exactly alike.( Spit and image is also used and some suggest it is a hasty pronunciation of spirit & image , to suggest that someone completely resembles someone else. Example: He s the… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • spitting image — n be the spitting image of sb to look exactly like someone else …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spitting image — noun a perfect likeness or counterpart • Hypernyms: ↑likeness, ↑alikeness, ↑similitude * * * noun, pl ⋯ ages [count] : someone who looks very much like someone else usually singular She is the spitting image of her mother. * * * ˌspitting ˈimage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spitting image — /ˌspɪtɪŋ ˈɪmɪdʒ / (say .spiting imij) noun Colloquial someone or something that is an exact likeness of another person or thing: she is the spitting image of her sister. Also, spit and image, dead spit. {? from the very spit of where spit is a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spitting image — noun /ˈspɪtɪŋ ˈɪmɪʤ/ The exact likeness (of someone). Blimey, youre the spitting image of my brother …   Wiktionary

  • spitting image — noun be the spitting image of sb to look exactly like someone else …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spitting image — Meaning The exact likeness. Origin Originally the spit and image . Spit may be a corruption of spirit . An alternative suggestion is that someone is as alike as if he/she had been spit from another person s mouth …   Meaning and origin of phrases