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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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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 This time around, Blue was the spitting image of her superstar mom, styling her whole outfit to match her mama's neon pink onstage ensemble. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blue Ivy Was Adorably Twinning With Beyoncé at Coachella," 23 Apr. 2018 Discovered in southern Germany in 1861, just two years after Darwin published On the Origin of Species, Archaeopteryx was the spitting image of a crow-size Velociraptor. Steven Austad, AL.com, "Dinosaurs in the garden," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of spitting image

1887, in the meaning defined above

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: someone who looks very much like someone else

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