The following isn't earth-shattering, nor is it life-changing. It is, however, kind of interesting.
NOTE: Some fastidious folk etymologists have tried to elevate the expression from the realm of expectoration by suggesting that “spit and image” derives from the phrase “spirit and image.” Not likely. (from Daily Writing Tips)
And also from Daily Writing Tips---
Some people use lackadaisical as a synonym for “lazy,” but that’s not quite what the word means.
Daily Writing Tips is a pretty good site, though the authors seem pretty interested in correctness over other things. And, if you want, you can take vocabulary, spelling and grammar tests at the site. In other words, you can see if you personally have made AYP...adequate yearly progress.