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a kindred spirit

A person who shares several fundamental beliefs, ideas, convictions, sentiments, attitudes, or interests with oneself. It didn't take long to figure out that John is a kindred spirit, and we've been the closest of friends ever since we met. I'm not surprised those two are engaged now—they always seemed like kindred spirits. I've been volunteering in my community since I was a kid, so the first time I saw Jenn give an impassioned speech about the importance of community service, I knew she was a kindred spirit.
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kindred spirit

Also, kindred soul. An individual with the same beliefs, attitudes or feelings as oneself. For example, Dean and I are kindred spirits when it comes to spending money-we're both tight. [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

kindred spirit, a

A soulmate; a person very like oneself in temperament, views, likes, and dislikes. Used since the mid-nineteenth century and sometimes put as kindred soul, the expression appears in one of George Eliot’s letters of 1849: “You won’t find any kindred spirits at Plongeon.”
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