spit in the eye of
spit in the eye of (someone)
To spitefully and deliberately insult or show contempt for someone. Many felt that the judge's extremely light prison sentence for the perpetrator spat in the eye of the victim. Desperate to break free of their domineering influence, Samantha spat in the eye of her parents by running away to live in a commune.
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spit in the eye (or face) ofshow contempt or scorn for.
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