be a dead ringer for

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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But when the posters went up, he turned out to be a dead ringer for Monty Python star Michael Palin.