heap/pour scorn on somebody/something

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heap scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of contempt, disdain, or disrespect. My mother always heaped scorn on my hapless father whenever he spoke up about anything. It's fine to offer criticisms of their ideas, but don't just heap scorn on them.
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pour scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of contempt, disdain, or disrespect. My mother always poured scorn on my hapless father whenever he spoke up about anything. It's fine to offer criticisms of their ideas, but don't just pour scorn on them.
See also: head, on, pour, scorn

heap/pour ˈscorn on somebody/something

speak about somebody/something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them: She poured scorn on his plans to get rich quickly.
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The post Hardliners heap scorn on Anastasiades' vision for a united Cyprus appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Having praised Chelsea to the hilt it was difficult to attack England for the same tactics but I am sure many a pen was ready-dipped in vitriol and poised to heap scorn on the old Three Lions after their expected loss to the 21-game undefeated Les Bleus.
That's why Gordon Brown was wrong to heap scorn on novices during his party speech.
To the contrary, corporate criminals are likely to offhandedly dismiss or heap scorn on anyone who questions their behavior.