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the spit and image of (one)

A person who looks exactly like or bears a very strong resemblance to one. Wow, you are just the spit and image of your mother! I was about to call you by her name. That guy over there looks like the spit and image of someone I went to high school with.
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*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
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We have made God into our likeness and image-not the other way around.
Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company in 1977, it is commonly assumed that individuals have a legal interest in protecting their name, image, and likeness from unauthorized commercial use.
The authors cover protection of celebrity name and likeness in the United States; international protection of celebrity name and likeness; domestic and international rights to privacy; domestic and international protections against libel, slander, and defamation; domestic and international copyright protection; and many other related subjects.
The mean likeness scores for the experimental and control cinnamon muffins were 11.1 [+ or -] 2.9 and 10.5 [+ or -] 3.5, respectively.
What was religiously thought to be personal renewal is really the renewal of the likeness of ourselves within mankind.
Artist Marc Rees came up with the idea of 'Bassey's Cry', which depicts the likeness of the iconic Welsh singer in a warlike pose as Boadicea the Celtic Warrior Queen, as part of Get Creative Weekend.
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The battle over Marilyn Monroe, whose likeness is represented by Authentic Brands Group, continues.
(9) Specifically, the transformative use test examines whether a particular expressive work sufficiently transforms a celebrity's identity, or "likeness," into something more.