heap/pour scorn on somebody/something

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heap scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of 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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pour scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of contempt, disdain, or disrespect. My mother always poured scorn on my hapless father whenever he spoke up about anything. It's fine to offer criticisms of their ideas, but don't just pour scorn on them.
See also: head, on, pour, scorn

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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Summary: Social media users pour scorn on buyer for splurging on a bird
It remains oddly affecting in this form, despite Gonzo's attempts to pour scorn on the enterprise.
It is long past the time when license payers should pour scorn on this outdated show.
The writer of Psalm 15 reminds us that to dwell with God we must "do no evil to a friend and not pour scorn on a neighbour".
THE NEW FIRM managers joined forces last night to pour scorn on conspiracy theorists by insisting neither side will be doing the Old Firm any favours.
SIR - With all the nationalists queuing up to pour scorn on members of the Royal Family and those of us who wish to protect our sovereign from personal abuse, perhaps the Western Mail should offer some balance in the letters page of its newspaper to publish the responses of the more moderate contributors.
Forget the politically correct who pour scorn on anything British.
WAYNE ROONEY'S 18th birthday party was recorded in all its graphic detail on 18 pages of OK Magazine this week -providing conclusive evidence that David Moyes was right to pour scorn on its ill-fittingglitz all along.
IT would be harsh to pour scorn on those rightwing American Republicans who voted down the US goverment's package to rescue the world economy.
After the game Merson chose to pour scorn on Demontagnac, saying: "Ishmel has let himself down, his teammates down and the 1,000 or so Walsall fans who came here to see us today.
The writer of Psalm 15 reminds us that to dwell with God we must ``do no evil to a friend and not pour scorn on a neighbour''.
ROBERT Redford is right to pour scorn on vain film stars who rush off to the plastic surgeon for a nip and tuck.
Mr Matthewman, who was a judge in Nottingham, said criminals would pour scorn on Charles Clarke's plans for community work instead of prison.
So City fans should understand United's continuing sense of grief rather than pour scorn on it - starting with today's derby at Eastlands.
And to think whenever other clubs' supporters pour scorn on David Beckham they get upset.