spitting image




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - spitting image

"spitting image"

an exact likeness

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - spitting image

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I feel as though I have been taken back in time by thirty years.

Colleague 2: Why do you say that?

Colleague 1: The president's son has taken over running the company and when I look over into the president's office, it is like I am seeing the president exactly as he looked thirty years ago. The son is the spitting image of the father.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - spitting image

Two cousins are talking ...

Cousin 1: Are you sure that Roger is not adopted? He does not look anything like his mother or his father.

Cousin 2: His grandmother says he's the spitting image of her late husband, Roger’s grandfather.

Cousin 1: That explains it. There is a family resemblance, only it is back one generation.

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spitting image - Usage:

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spitting image - Gerund Form:

Being the spitting image of her sister, she was often mistaken for her sister.




spitting image - Examples:

1)  I know my one trip to Ireland was eye opening- every third person looked the spitting image of a brother, a cousin, an aunt.

2)  The memories flooded back... now nurturing those memories with Jada, who is the spitting image of her mother.

3)  Her worst nightmare was confirmed, for he is the spitting image of Manson, with the same nose, mouth, eyes and large forehead ...

4)  All 3 girls are their dad's spitting image, just with very pale skin.

5)  He's not quite Richard's spitting image. Young Thomas here has yellow eyes and he's rather much redder in ...

6)  Likewise I bought some Chinese flash guns for my camera, they're the spitting image of Canon ones with mostly the same electronics, they're straight rip offs.

7)  She looks like a young Audrey Hepburn! Spitting image in fact, only thing different is their nationality! True beauty!!

8)  You are the spitting image of your father. Except for the eyes, you've got ...

9)  I'm a mom to two toddler boys, who are the spitting image of my husband. 

10)  ... that the angry cat in the stock photo you used in your blog-post is the spitting image of the (sadly departed) cat I had back in college.

11)  Yes, Coley is my daughter. Yes, I know she's a spitting image of her father. She did, however, inherit my innate ability to ...

12)  ... calls him out however, he is genuinely shocked as the young man is the spitting image of a Confederate officer he killed during the Civil War.

13)  ... the tragic death of his high school girlfriend falls for a waitress who is the spitting image of his lost love.

14)  Consider the shallow pride parents feign as junior becomes the spitting image of Dad, acts just like Mom and laughs like Grandpa. Meaningless, ...

15)  ... hired a skilled actor, and had Imperial surgeons alter his appearance to become the spitting image of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

16)  This guy shows us the whole process, and the end result is the spitting image of America's favorite junk food.

17)  He's got an old picture of his mother and father and he's the spitting image of his old man.

18)  ... change her look a bit... she would be perfect because she would be the spitting image of her younger self. 

19)  She is the spitting image of her biological mother. 

20)  She worked so hard; she is the spitting image of Julie Andrews which helped too.