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


spitting image

BrE BrE//ˌspɪtɪŋ ˈɪmɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspɪtɪŋ ˈɪmɪdʒ//
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Word Originlate 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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