be a dead ringer for

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be a dead ringer for

To bear a strong resemblance to someone or something else. People sometimes ask Susie for her autograph because she is a dead ringer for Kate Winslet.
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Captured just after kicking a ball, he was a dead ringer for John Cleese in the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch - or perhaps an Irish dancer.
In his pork pie hat and scruffy beard, he was a dead ringer for vocalist Dave Peacock as he arrived at JFK Airport with son Maddox.
Sporting an unruly mop of curls, a smattering of stubble and large shades, 29-year-old Chris was a dead ringer for Bob Dylan.
MIDLAND school bursar Janet Taylor became so fed up of people telling her she was a dead ringer for Anne Robinson that she's become the Queen of Mean's professional lookalike.
When Dot Cotton finally saw the light and showed shiftless son Nick the door she was a dead ringer for the comedy hero.
Marla was a dead ringer for first wife Ivana, 49, just a younger version.
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