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shades of someone or something

Fig. reminders of someone or something; a thing that is reminiscent of someone or something. When I met Jim's mother, I thought "shades of Aunt Mary." "Shades of grade school," said Jack as the university lecturer rebuked him for being late.
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shades of somebody/something

this suggests memories of another person or thing The president's behavior suggests he has something to hide - shades of the Watergate scandal.
Etymology: based on the meaning of shade (spirit of a dead person) used esp. in literature
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Shades of somebody/something.

something that you say when someone or something makes you think of another person or thing We visited the university campus and had a few drinks in the bar. Shades of my student days.
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shades of

A reminder of a person or situation in the past. For example, He really played a fine game for a fifty-year-old-shades of his high school triumphs, or They found themselves alone on the beach-shades of their childhood summers together. [Mid-1800s]
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James is apparently set for more success as "Fifty Shades of Grey," starring Jamie Dornan as the sexy billionaire Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as the virginal college student Anastasia Steele, hits theatres on Valentine's Day 2015.
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Universal Pictures and Focus Features also hold the rights to the finale two books in the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" trilogy, "Fifty Shades Darker," and "Fifty Shades Freed.
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Sponsorship of Shades of Grey provides advertisers new methods for reaching the community with brand messaging while leveraging media dollars to support education in the most direct method now available," said Ron O'Farrell, chairman, Education Telecom.
The inaugural Shades of Grey event will be a star-studded black-tie gala to be held March 28, 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center.
First published last year, "Fifty Shades of Grey" has taken the world by storm.
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