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the spitting image of (someone)

One who looks exactly like someone else. Wow, you are just the spitting image of your mother! I was about to call you by her name.
See also: image, of, spit

be the spitting image of (someone)

To look exactly like someone else. Wow, you are just the spitting image of your mother! I was about to call you by her name.
See also: image, of, spit

*spit and image of someone

 and *the spitting image of someone
the very likeness of someone; a very close resemblence to someone. (*The second version is a frequent error. *Typically: be ~; look like ~.) John is the spit and image of his father. At first, I thought you were saying "spitting image."
See also: and, image, of, spit

spitting image

A precise resemblance, especially in closely related persons. For example, Dirk is the spitting image of his grandfather. This idiom alludes to the earlier use of the noun spit for "likeness," in turn probably derived from an old proverb, "as like as one as if he had been spit out of his mouth" (c. 1400). The current idiom dates from about 1900.
See also: image, spit

the spitting image

If you say that one person is the spitting image of another, you mean that the first person looks exactly like the second. He is the spitting image of his father. Now Nina looks the spitting image of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Note: People occasionally use the spit and image or the dead spit to mean the same thing. Six-month-old Caleb is the spit and image of his daddy. He was handsome — the dead spit of Tikhonov, the film actor. Note: The origin of this expression is uncertain, but it may have developed from `spirit and image'. If one person was the spirit and image of another, they were alike both in character and physical appearance.
See also: image, spit

a graven image

a carved representation of a god used as an object of worship.
This expression is from the second of the Ten Commandments: ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image’ (Exodus 20:4).
See also: image

the living image of

an exact copy or likeness of.
See also: image, living, of

be the image of somebody/something


be the living/spitting/very image of somebody/something

be very similar to, or look exactly like somebody/something else: She’s the spitting image of her mother.
See also: image, of, somebody, something
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For an important overview of techniques of imaginal manipulation as recently practiced, see Stuart Ewen, All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture (Basic Books, 1988; 2nd ed.
El imaginal es igualmente una evasion de imagenes socialmente compartidas, un paso entre dos imaginarios diferentes, un grupo de imaginaciones que trabajan en comun para fundar nuevos significados, adicionar nuevas connotaciones y renovar los imaginarios a favor de sus potencialidades.
The significant between-group differences in experiential avoidance between the interpersonal and control groups might be reflective of either the imaginal interpersonal risk-taking in Phase 2 of the intervention, or of the group discussions wherein participants took in-vivo risks with their peers by sharing their experiences.
psychoeducation, in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, and emotional processing).
His skill at conveying this feeling seems unmatched by any other living American poet, such that parts of his poem exhibit a simultaneous lightness of touch and gravitational pull, where surrealistic follies vie with imaginal intensities.
As language is instrumental in organising thinking and vocabulary learning it is important that there is a great deal of discussion to link visual imaginal representations with verbal conceptual understandings.
Numa rapida comparacao entre o visual e o virtual temos uma triade comum, mas que exerce funcoes diferentes dependendo do veiculo que esta projetando a imagem ou a informacao, interferindo, assim, na producao de simbolos (Imagem); no dominio do imaginal (Reflexao); e, na producao de desejos/necessidades (Interacao-Conectividade), elementos que, no nosso entender, compoem uma nova concepcao de autonomia.
7), straight, slightly widened in profile, very narrow from above, with distal part almost gradually narrowing to acute apex, brown dorsal and clearly lighter ventral valvae, and without distinct traces of imaginal slip sutures between valves.
One explanation of why it is hard to recall physical aspects of faces (rather than character traits) was provided by Paivio (1969, 1971) who suggested that verbal information is processed differently from imaginal (i.
Written for graduate psychology students, it includes new chapters on imaginal exposure and techniques for treating the seriously mentally ill.
Els continguts de l'AC es desenvolupen mitjancant catorze arbres principals: elemental (naturalesa), vegetal (botanica), sensual (zoologia), imaginal (coses imaginades i llurs aplicacions a les arts mecaniques i liberals), humanal (tractat d'antropologia, psicologia), moral (etica), imperial (politica), apostolical (govern eclesiastic), celestial (astronomia i astrologia), angelical (angeologia), eviternal (sobre el paradis i l'infern), maternal (sobre la verge Maria), cristianal (cristologia) i divinal (teologia); s'hi afegeixen l'arbre exemplifical, que proporciona una gran quantitat d'eximplis il-lustratius dels continguts exposats, i l'arbre questional, una mena de metode per resoldre interrogants plantejats en relacio als catorze arbres primers.
Daniel Noel, a scholar of myth and religion, in his book The Soul of Shamanism: Western Fantasies, Imaginal Realities, voices the opinion that the work of Carlos Castaneda and many of today's popular teachers of shamanism are suspect on the grounds of the ignorance and sense of entitlement of whites to the artifacts of Native cultures: "This work of imaginative construction - never admitted as such - has promoted unconscious Western fantasies of immediate access to indigenous healing wisdom.
The region between the two horizontal imaginal lines of 110 and 120[degrees]C represents the mushy zone, which separates the liquid and the solid phases away.
Some of these details were imaginal and indecent, to say the least.
Cutting across Turner's personal fantasia of the library are his own stammering attempts at writing, at poetic utterance, which, no matter how diffident, attest to the enduring permeability of word and image in his imaginal processes.