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tweedledum and tweedledee

Two matters, persons, or groups that are very much alike, as in Bob says he's not voting in this election because the candidates are tweedledum and tweedledee . This term was invented by John Byrom, who in 1725 made fun of two quarreling composers, Handel and Bononcini, and said there was little difference between their music, since one went "tweedledum" and the other "tweedledee." The term gained further currency when Lewis Carroll used it for two fat little men in Through the Looking-Glass (1872). For a synonym, see six of one, half dozen of the other.
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Like Tweedledum and Tweedledee's immediately repudiating Alice's interpretations of "The Walrus and the Carpenter," the Coens can sometimes make responding to their work extraordinarily difficult--or at least, nerve-wracking.
As she brushed her tears away, she saw Tweedledum staring in terror at something on the ground.
On her trip to the eighth square, where she at last becomes a queen, Alice meets talking flowers, looking - glass insects, a man in a white paper suit, such nursery - rhyme characters as Humpty Dumpty and the Lion and the Unicorn, and many others, including Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the White Knight.
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The TV debates consist of Tweedledum, Tweedledee and Tweedlemaybe, making noises as to which of them will best solve the economic crisis.
What a pity that Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland has already been filmed because V & T would make an excellent Tweedledum and Tweedledumber.
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After seeing the school's physiotherapy suite and choir practice, the royal couple were treated to two mini-ballets performed by all students - Sir Frederick Ashton's Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and a grand defile choreographed by Mikhail Tchoupakov.
It would move our political debate forward and give voters a real choice instead of the Tweedledee, Tweedledum doubletalk we're getting today.
I think I hear the publics voice: 'Perot's the truly different choice - Not Tweedledum or Tweedledee.