spitting image


spitting image

noun

: someone who looks very much like someone else

Full Definition of SPITTING IMAGE

:  image 3b

Examples of SPITTING IMAGE

  1. <with the help of either movie magic or makeup, the actress appeared to be the spitting image of the queen>

Origin of SPITTING IMAGE

alteration of spit and image
First Known Use: 1887

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