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dead ringer

A person or thing that bears a strong resemblance to someone or something else. Susie was such a dead ringer for Kate Winslet that sometimes people would ask her for her autograph.
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dead ringer

A person or thing that closely resembles another; an exact counterpart. For example, Brian's a dead ringer for his Dad, or That red bike is a dead ringer for Mary's. [Late 1800s]
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dead ringer

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Dead Ringer runs until Saturday at The Grand and will be followed next week by the comedy You're Only Young Twice.
THE original Dead Ringer for hundreds of famous voices and faces, Jon Culshaw, is coming to Wolverhampton.
The man behind hits like Bat Out Of Hell, Dead Ringer For Love and You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth, will be at Cardiff International Arena on Sunday, November 11.
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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.
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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.
The Dead Ringer from Satellite is a hybrid head" whose blades start from a swept back position and remain there throughout flight.
It's an astonishing dead ringer for the heart of a mammal or bird today," says Dale Russell, a paleontologist (fossil scientist) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
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.
She can hardly blame us for mixing them up - with her long, dark, wavy hair and floppy hat, she is a dead ringer for her ever-youthful namesake.
The actress is a dead ringer for the singer in this light-hearted photoshoot.
Dead Ringer, the second offering in Swansea's Summer Repertory Season, has this in abundance.
THE VERDICT Stylish and enjoyable remake of the hit 1984 movie with newcomers Wormald and hough (a dead ringer for a young Jennifer aniston) putting in cute performances as the rebels.
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