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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Berry heaps scorn on the notion that science has or soon will have all the answers.
There and at other locations, the man who once intended to become an architect reveals an irrepressibly comic outlook as he reminisces about his career, recalls the great directors he worked with, tells funny stories about his family, heaps scorn on television, distances himself from Method acting (``Why all this suffering and torment?