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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
And the Prince--ah! the Prince! who took wonderfully, they said, after old King Edward, but was ever so much slimmer.
take after = follow the example of; also, resemble in appearance, temperament, or character
took wonderfully after old King Edward = was the spit and image of old King Edward
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 19-Jul-2010 at 13:19.
My cousin is the absolute spit of her mother.
My cousin is the absolute image of her mother.
My cousin is the spitting image of her mother.
I have to say it had never occurred to me that putting "spit" and "image" together, would result in "spit and image", despite how similar it sounds to "spitting image"!