be the spitting image of (someone)

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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.
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My mum has begged me to approach the Jacksons for a DNA test on Blanket as she says he is the spitting image of me at that age," TMZ.
She said: "I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father.
Graham, 18, is the spitting image of his brother Wayne, who I have no doubt will be horrified at the footage broadcast on the internet.
On the space station Prometheus, orbiting the mysterious ocean world Solaris, Clooney's psychiatrist Chris Kelvin encounters a being who is the spitting image of his wife Rheya (``The Truman Show's'' Natascha McElhone), who'd committed suicide back on Earth.
Talking of Newcastle, am I the only person who reckons Nolberto Solano is the spitting image of the kind of Cuban baddie who gets iced early on in Scarface?
We all know that her brother has a tinge of red, her father was certainly reddish-haired when he was younger, and that her sister Sarah is the spitting image of Harry with the same colouring.
The little girl is the spitting image of her tennis ace dad who was forced to pay a pounds 2million paternity suit in July after a lengthy court battle.
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