spitting image

plural spitting images

Definition of spitting image

: someone or something that looks very much like someone or something else Father then and son later are spitting images of each other.— Norris McDonald usually singular Naimah was brown-skinned, slender, and neighbors said she was the spitting image of her mother.— Debbie Chocolate… a lovely … Oscar de la Renta dress, which was the spitting image of a similar one the late royal had worn previously.— Megan C. Hill

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Examples of spitting image in a Sentence

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

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Some even believe Rumi is the spitting image of her mother. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "All Three of Beyoncé's Kids Made a Surprise Appearance in Her Netflix Documentary," 18 Apr. 2019 Seriously, these two are the spitting image of each other. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Took These New Photos of Prince Louis, and They’re So Cute," 22 Apr. 2019 Complete with an auburn wig and green gown, Jonas was the spitting image of Sansa. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Joe Jonas Dressed Up as Sansa Stark to Celebrate the Return of Game of Thrones," 15 Apr. 2019 Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, just posted an Instagram with her 14-year-old daughter, Apple, who is the spitting image of the Goop founder. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Jennifer Garner Shares How She Feels About Her 13-Year-Old Daughter Wearing Makeup," 27 Mar. 2019 Michael, now 21, is the spitting image of his father. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Every Question You Have About Kelly Ripa's Husband and Three Kids, Answered," 13 Mar. 2019 And now, thanks to some photos of Prince Charles from 1976 going viral, it's become clear that Harry is also the spitting image of his dad. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Looks Exactly Like a Young Prince Charles & Fans Are Going Wild," 17 Nov. 2018 Take Kaia Gerber—still a spitting image of her mother Cindy Crawford—who managed to make a bouquet of bodega flowers look chic while wearing a checked blazer on the sunny streets of New York City. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: FKA Twigs Kisses a Flower, Kaia Gerber Still Looks Like Cindy," 19 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of spitting image

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spitting image

alteration of spit and image

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: someone who looks very much like someone else

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