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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On the one hand, he heaps scorn on the coastal policy elites who spend their days in the clouds, whipping up goofy theories that never have to be tested against reality, while the Real Men of the military, who am enviably unselfconscious about their evangelical Christianity and their fondness for hunting and stock-car racing, make the decisions that really matter.
Berry heaps scorn on the notion that science has or soon will have all the answers.