heap scorn on (one's) head

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heap scorn on (one's) head

To speak about one with 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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They criticized PTI's Chairman Imran Khan for deceiving the people by publicly heaping scorn on Zardari and secretly supporting the latter's candidates in the senate elections.
The petitioner contended that Sharif and his daughter have been heaping scorn on the judiciary in their statements, which constituted contempt of court.
The petition filed in the court states that Sharif and his daughter have been heaping scorn on the judiciary in their statements, which constituted contempt of court.He, therefore, requested the judges to initiate contempt of court proceedings against them and restrain them from issuing such statements.
They are Mir Jaffar and Sadiq of Pakistan', he said, adding that a few people were responsible for the current state of affairs and they were the reason foreigners were heaping scorn on the country.
Heaping scorn on Bima, she said the latter was mentally disturbed due to her marital discord.
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.
He said that this is a campaign led by parties inside and outside the High Authority itself, heaping scorn on it, and called on signees of the declaration published in newspapers to bring clarifications on this matter.
Red Rose Jack was back heaping scorn on the SNP which retired him from politics.
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.
Heaping scorn on the BJP over its leadership tussle, Thackeray wrote that lately a number of names -- such as Gadkari, Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley -- had come to the fore that had made the list of contenders for the Prime Minister's post in the BJP a long one.
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.