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Spitting Image : Phrases



Meaning:

To bear an identical resemblance, to look alike.


Example:

I am often told that I am the
spitting image of some guy named Fermela Frackenfarten but I don't know who she is.


Origin:

This phrase was originally
spit and image.

It is a reference to polishing something using spit, to the point where you can see you own reflection or image in it. Shoes and apples come to mind.

Alternative: The phrase may have originally been
spirit and image. This indicated a likeness of spirit as well as appearance.

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