answer to the description of

answer to the description of someone

Fig. to match a particular set of physical or facial characteristics. Chuck answers to the description his sister gave us. The man in police custody answers to the description of the burglar.
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All these institutions, however, fittingly answer to the description of the room in which Mr.
Not everyone agrees with the national security state paradigm of the military establishment and such dissenting voices should not be muzzled if we answer to the description of a democracy.