a dead ringer for

a dead ringer for somebody/something

someone or something that looks exactly like someone or something else Our waiter was a dead ringer for Humphrey Bogart. My silver-blue '64 Buick was a dead ringer for the one Sinatra drove in that movie.
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Nikki's life is turned upside-down when she meets an art teacher who's a dead ringer for her late husband, again played by Harris.
I don't know," the pastor said, "but he's a dead ringer for his brother.
In his pork pie hat and scruffy beard, he was a dead ringer for vocalist Dave Peacock as he arrived at JFK Airport with son Maddox.
The actor ( who's a dead ringer for Jaws ( has made sure he's had a bite of the action.
And Thelma was a 19-year-old siren -- a dead ringer for Jean Harlow -- in 1931 when an agent spotted her working in the cashier's window at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
A dead ringer for the gallerist Martin Klosterfelde manned the facsimile space, speaking with a German accent and wearing a wig (which was for sale) made from Martin's real hair.
They must be 50 at least, have a waist as big as their bosom, a backside the size of a small country and be a dead ringer for Mrs Doubtfire.
David Hyde Pierce's Sir Robin, whose long tresses make him a dead ringer for Charlotte Rampling, insists that "You Won't Succeed on Broadway (If You Haven't Any Jews)," which cues a wacky side trip to Fiddler on the Roof.
Check out the buckled pocket bag a dead ringer for Mulberry's Roxy bag but a snip at just, pounds 7.
FIRST she looked like Hilda Ogden, now pop siren CHRISTINA AGUILERA is a dead ringer for another Corrie legend - Liz McDonald on a bad hair day.
MIDLAND school bursar Janet Taylor became so fed up of people telling her she was a dead ringer for Anne Robinson that she's become the Queen of Mean's professional lookalike.
Each seasoned flatbread wrapper is packed with some combination of vegetables like carrots, onions, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and peas plus a little something extra--Indian cheese in the Vegetable Paneer, tofu in the Kung Pao Tofu, Veat (soy protein that's a dead ringer for chicken) in the Vegetarian Peanut Satay, and chicken in the Chicken Tikka Masala.
Last year's talent showcase was the first time Michael Coldiron - a dead ringer for Dean Martin - had attended the celebrity impersonator convention and performed in the talent showcase.
DOING a fantastic and very sexy impression of Cheryl Cole, here's Michelle Keegan giving fans a proper Coronation treat The actress is a dead ringer for the singer in this light-hearted photoshoot.