spitting image

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of spit and image.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɪtɪŋ ˈɪmɪdʒ/

Noun[edit]

spitting image (plural spitting images)

  1. (colloquial) The exact likeness (of someone).
    Blimey, you're the spitting image of my brother.

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