spitting image

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spitting image a perfect likeness or counterpart
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Idioms

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 spirit & image of his grandfather.)
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Usage

In literature:

You're the spit'n image of Jubiter.
"Tom Sawyer, Detective" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He's the spit'n' image of his dad.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Why, my grandfether was the very spit image o' the aad Lord, for I've seen his picture up at the Castle.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
Do I not know what ut is to marry a woman that was the very spit an' image av Judy whin she was young?
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
All God's children ain't the spitting image of Him.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Jes' de same as ebber; spit en image ob yo' father.
"The Open Question" by Elizabeth Robins
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In news:

Sphaerica's traces are spitting image of the old, Precambrian fossils.
When 10-year-old Kaia Gerber made her modeling debut for Versace in January, she was the spitting image of mom Cindy Crawford, 46.
Newlywed Alec Baldwin stepped out with his gorgeous new wife and his daughter Ireland -- the spitting image of his ex Kim Basinger --Monday in New York, and RadarOnline.com has the pics.
Identical twins are not necessarily spitting images.
The late Heath Ledger continues to live on through his beautiful 6-year-old daughter, who is the spitting image of her father.
Lourdes, 15, is a Spitting Image of Mom Madonna at 21.
Scientists Seek ' Spitting Image ' of Earhart's DNA.
Debunking a spitting image .
Dawes leader Taylor Goldsmith is the spitting image of Jackson Browne at his most plaintive, singing of truth seekers and "a ballerina in Phoenix," while his bandmates nail every golden guitar lead and Eagles harmony.
Freelance Whales' 'Spitting Image'.
Some say she is the spitting image of her mother, Anna Nicole Smith.
Heath Ledger 's Daughter Is The Spitting Image Of Him.
A Climate Model Spits Out A Beautiful Image Of Global Aerosols.
Romeo Beckham, 10, is the spitting image of his father, David Beckham, 37.
At this point, so many people say spitting image that either usage is acceptable.
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