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spitting image

A precise resemblance, especially in closely related persons. For example, Dirk is the spitting image of his grandfather. This idiom alludes to the earlier use of the noun spit for "likeness," in turn probably derived from an old proverb, "as like as one as if he had been spit out of his mouth" (c. 1400). The current idiom dates from about 1900.
See also: image, spit
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Thatcher protesters used one Spitting Image of the Iron Lady on their T-shirts last week.
The whole sale raised pounds 157,385, which will go to Spitting Image Productions.
The 37-year-old, of Chapel Park, Newcastle, said: "I read the email and I realised that a lot of the talent from Spitting Image was involved in the project and I thought it could be a big deal.
Spitting Image, created in the Birmingham studios of Central Independent Television, won fans across the globe.
The show is coproduced by Citrus Television, which was set up by Spitting Image veteran Giles Pilbrow.
Like predecessor Spitting Image, which ran from 1984 to 1996, the puppets will be voiced by impressionists Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson.
Which is why I reckon it's time for the return of, yes, Spitting Image.
Sold together - Spitting Image puppets of the Thatchers Michael Heseltine's Spitting Image puppet, which was sold at Bonhams Auction House in London yesterday for pounds 540
The exhibition also features works by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, Victorian artist George Cruikshank and Spitting Image puppets.
ANT and Dec have been given the Spitting Image treatment.
Bailey - the spitting image of Parker, only taller - is the one to follow at the Smith home.
It is a fabulous farewell for that hate-it-or-love-it television series Spitting Image with the sale of 269 of the latex puppets which gave the shows such excruciating attraction as they pilloried the establishment, politics, sport, stage and the entertainment industry.
For example, Ivan Campo is the spitting image of Alan Davies, while Davor Suker is mistaken for Peter Mandelson.