heap scorn on (one's) head

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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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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 petitioner contended that Sharif and his daughter have been heaping scorn on the judiciary in their statements, which constituted contempt of court.
Heaping scorn on Romney, Lewis said some Americans shouldn't leave their homeland, and added that he doesn't care what Romney had said about the London Olympics.
In fact, the term "big bang" was originally a pejorative--a joke--that a British astronomer came up with while he was heaping scorn on the theory.
People become one-dimensional figures caught in a maelstrom, bloodied and disoriented, screaming for loved ones while heaping scorn on the United States.
At the very time they were heaping scorn on the city, the bankers were embezzling money that had been entrusted to their care by the sellers.
Last week, the MQM-P and PSP formed an alliance to contest the 2018 general elections under one party, one name and one symbol, which broke up within 24 hours with the leaders of the two parties heaping scorn on each other.