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pour scorn on (one's) head

To speak about one with 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.
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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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DEAL-MAKER: But Cllr Ian Bottrill poured scorn on the Tories for their alternative budget at (left) Shire Hall
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Labour MPs last night poured scorn on Scotland's Catholic Church leader Cardinal Thomas Winning for attacking Tony Blair over abortion.
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KYLIE Minogue poured scorn on wedding rumours yesterday.
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CHILDREN'S TV presenter Gail Porter has poured scorn on reports that she's got an eating disorder - and says the reason she's so slim is because she's a fitness fanatic.
ARMY top brass yesterday poured scorn on speculation that two of Scotland's most famous battalions are to merge.
FINNISH whizz kid Mikael Forssell last night poured scorn on former club Chelsea as he insisted he is better off at Selhurst Park.
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