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spitting image

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spitting image
     1. n. (colloquial) The exact likeness (of someone).
Analysis
spitting
     1. v. present participle of spit
     2. n. (mostly, archaic, medicine) expectoration
     spit
          1. n. A rod on which meat is grilled (UK English) or broiled (US English).
          2. n. A narrow, pointed, usually sandy peninsula.
          3. v. To impale on a spit.
          4. vi. To evacuate (saliva or another substance) from the mouth.
          5. vt. To utter violently.
image
     1. n. An optical or other representation of a real object, a graphic, a picture.
     2. n. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
     3. n. (computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (see disk image, executable image and image copy)
     4. n. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
     5. n. (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.

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The baby cobras are, so to speak, the spitting image of their parents, and packed with projectile venom. 

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