spitting image

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

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Like the speakers, the touchpad is a spitting image of the original Blade 15’s, which brought me a sigh of relief. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Blade 15 dual storage review: too much compromise," 8 Nov. 2018 Kenzie’s brother Evan, the spitting image of Jason, was born one year later. Rose Minutaglio, Good Housekeeping, "My Husband Tried to Murder Me in Our Yard. Then He Killed Himself.," 15 Oct. 2018 Justin Timberlake‘s 3-year-old son is the spitting image of his dad in a photograph the singer shared on Instagram Friday, featuring the curly-haired little boy planting a big kiss on his mom Jessica Biel. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Jessica Biel Gives Son Silas a Sweet Smooch in the 'City of Love' — See Justin Timberlake's Pic," 6 July 2018 Casting Call Parisa Fitz-Henley is the spitting image of Meghan — and nailed her voice, too. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: The Funniest Reactions to Lifetime's Movie About the Royal Couple," 13 May 2018 Liv Tyler is the spitting image of her Aerosmith frontman father Steven, with a proclivity for kohl-rimmed eyes to boot. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Rock Royalty Daughters Who Inherited Famously Good Looks from Their Dads," 17 June 2018 And Mr Lille, the shady French oil man, is the spitting image of Robert Pitman, the upstanding head of the institute’s work on transparent contracts. The Economist, "Fighting the resource curse through online gaming," 28 June 2018 And the apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree as Apple is growing up to be the spitting image of her famous mom. Mariah Haas, PEOPLE.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Rare Photo of Daughter Apple — and She’s All Grown Up!," 14 May 2018 Last year, on Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars, Vanessa Lachey was transformed into the spitting image of Snow White for Disney theme night. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "What 'Dancing With the Stars' Is Really Like Behind the Scenes," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of spitting image

1887, in the meaning defined above

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spitting image

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English Language Learners Definition of spitting image

: someone who looks very much like someone else

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