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second cousin

Something that is related or similar but not quite the same, as in This beef stew is second cousin to boeuf bourguignon. This expression transfers the literal sense of second cousin-that is, the child of the first cousin of one's mother or father-a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
See also: cousin, second
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HAPPY SNAP: Paul McCartney's second cousin Sophie and husband Ian Forshaw with Mike McCartney and wife Rowena also in the frame
Tanahashi initially pleaded guilty but during the trial changed her plea to not guilty, claiming she had twice urged her second cousin to scrap the murder plan and hence was uninvolved when it was carried out.
Brett would be second cousin to Falwell's children, and Brett's father is first cousin to the Reverend Falwell.
A former Northern Ireland schoolteacher claimed yesterday that he was the grandson of murdered Russian Tsar Nicholas II and second cousin to the Queen.
In order to claim that this Lorenzo commissioned the work he has to dispose of the theory that it was his second cousin, Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco.
If we hear that someone's sister-in-law's second cousin is a physiotherapist who might not be working, we'll go talk to him," Fjeldsted says.
Often considered a second cousin to the country music business in Nashville, he illustrates the importance of the music to emerge from the West Coast and the social and economic factors that helped develop it.
Hunter is alleged to have repeatedly plunged scissors into James, a second cousin of Sir Ranulph.
Balotelli chased the blonde - second cousin of Rooney - for months after falling for her in a nightclub.
Julie Smallwood, aged 58, a retired secretary from Solihull, is a second cousin to Frederick.
One day I was asked by my second cousin, Jeanie, if I wanted to go to see her dad play cricket.
Second cousin Trudie Staples said: "He was a gorgeous little boy and the world will be a much emptier place without him.
The Queen is Anastasia's second cousin once removed, ie a generation further from their common ancestor (Victoria).
a town of about 2,000 nestled amid rolling, wooded hills, lakes, rivers and bayous in the northern part of the state, Edwin Watley dreamed of playing in the NBA and idolized his second cousin, NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed.
Her second cousin Megan was the first to get in touch.
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