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If it looks like a duck and walks/quack/flies etc. like a duck, it is a duck.

  (humorous)
used to say that something is probably exactly what it seems to be and we should trust our judgment about it They're calling it a clinic, not a prison, but if it looks like a duck and swims like a duck, then it is a duck, I think.
See also: and, duck, if, like, look, walk

quack

n. a fraudulent physician; a derogatory term for a physician. I won’t go back to that quack ever again!
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Appreciating the efforts of the quacks here does not mean that they are the right choice or they should be promoted in any way.
Being unaware of the ill-effects and side-effects of medicines, these quacks give patients different medicines at will.
It proved that a duck quack does indeed produce an echo,' said Professor Cox.
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It was for the first time that we were asked to conduct an inquiry against a quack within a time frame.
Likewise the gift of your harsh words (That you''ve let loose on me like birds) Like apple juice off a duck''s back, I send it back, QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
But a strange thing happened along the way, and I come now to the real point of this little nature talk: Our crow couple, it suddenly dawned on us, sharing the premises with all those ducks, somehow learned to quack.
I sent a text message to convey the sad news that her promised evening of ballet followed by rarebit would not happen, and she replied within minutes, 'Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.
Peep, Chirp, and Quack explore and learn about the world in fun and exciting adventures; Peep discovers secrets about the night, or chases the perfect leaf on a windy day; Chirp tries to fly, with a little help from his friends; and much more.
While Cornish ducks prefer a more languid, quieter quack, their London counterparts are getting in a raucous flap.
The last thing the NHS needs are quack remedies of a charlatan whose real intention is to kill the patient.
Dr Lane added: 'Many of the quack remedies were very expensive and completely useless.