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

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
Recent Examples on the Web The pavilion, cart pod and parking lot are the spitting image of Happy Valley Station, owner Valerie Hunter’s first foray into pod development. oregonlive, 17 May 2022 Mariah was spot-on, Trixie Mattel could pull off Dolly Parton in her sleep, and Bebe Zahara Benet looked like the spitting image of Diana Ross herself. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2022 But Quadratum is the spitting image of a real-world city, where Disney’s colorful cast of characters would look wildly out of place. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 After Vanity Fair released a first look at the movie, fans unanimously agreed that the behind-the-scenes clips were a spitting image of the novel. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 26 Mar. 2022 As such, the replica is the spitting image of Batman’s black beast, but decidedly more eco-friendly. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2022 Alana, who’s said to be the spitting image of Mom, delivers an award-winning performance opposite Hoffman in her acting debut. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 The Nine Perfect Strangers actress stuns as the spitting image of TV icon Lucille Ball for her upcoming biopic set to premiere Friday, December 10, on Amazon Prime. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 30 Oct. 2021 The result, at least in the case of the first car shown here, is the spitting image of the Cali’ Spyder famously bought by Hollywood actor James Coburn. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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22 May 2022

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“Spitting image.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spitting%20image. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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