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*spit and image of someone

 and *the spitting image of someone
the very likeness of someone; a very close resemblence to someone. (*The second version is a frequent error. *Typically: be ~; look like ~.) John is the spit and image of his father. At first, I thought you were saying "spitting image."
See also: and, image, of, spit
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But before you write Newzoids off as the spitting image of, well, Spitting Image, this new show doesn't just use puppets, but also throws some state-of-the-art animation into the mix, as well as the voices of impressionists including Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson.
WITH her short brown locks and doll like features, Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter is the spitting image of the legendary actress.
She did, say, however, that he was the spitting image of the actor who plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight films.
This moggie is the spitting image of his arch-enemy, the evil Lord Voldemort.
If this goes on much longer, he will be the only star in the history of Hollywood to be the spitting image of Harold Steptoe.
The daughter of pop diva is the spitting image of her famous mother in the picture on the front of the magazine.
The 19-year-old singer, left, who recently split from big-nosed "model" Jodie Marsh, thinks he's the spitting image of Babyshambles star Pete Doherty, below.
Diana is now interested in Rick, but he is the spitting image of Penny's dream boy.
But isn't ER's Shane West the spitting image of him?
For Dyer is now the spitting image of that fantastic rock `and 'n' roll pianist Little Richard.
Bailey - the spitting image of Parker, only taller - is the one to follow at the Smith home.
ANDREW FLINTOFF is the spitting image of the bouncer at my local nightclub.
A HOUSEBOUND patient revealed yesterday how her doctor seduced her because she was the spitting image of his wife.
Terri is everything Marty could have wished for - a talented gymnast, an able assistant and the spitting image of Princess Diana - and a glittering professional future seems to beckon for them both.
If you were the clone of your "mother," would it help your adolescence to turn into the spitting image of the woman Daddy fell in love with?