Definition of spitting image noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spitting image

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Word Origin late 19th cent.: originally as the spit of or the spit and image of; perhaps from the idea of a person apparently being formed from the spit of another, so great is the similarity between them.Idioms
be the spitting image of somebody
 
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to look exactly like somebody else She's the spitting image of her mother.

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