cut from the same cloth


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cut from the same cloth

Very similar in characteristics or behaviors. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cut from the same cloth. Julia and her mother are cut from the same cloth, as they are both so kind and sweet.
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cut from the same cloth

 and made from the same mold
Fig. sharing a lot of similarities; seeming to have been created, reared, or fashioned in the same way. She and her brother are cut from the same cloth. They both tell lies all the time. Father and son are made from the same mold and even sound alike on the telephone.
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be cut from the same cloth

mainly BRITISH
If two or more people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in their character, attitudes, or behaviour. It's often said that London critics are all cut from the same cloth: that they are white, male, middle-aged and middle-class. Note: You can say that people are cut from a different cloth, meaning they are very different. His brother was cut from an altogether different cloth.
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cut from the same cloth

of the same nature.
1999 Washington Post The last thing a franchise needs is for the two most important men at the top to be cut from the same cloth.
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be ˌcut from the same ˈcloth

be very similar in character, quality, experience, etc: Don’t assume all the women in our family are cut from the same cloth.
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cut from the same cloth

Similar or the same.
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Neil and my dad are cut from the same cloth as they are both one of the lads at the right time but are also the boss and command complete and utter respect"
Jonathan Woodgate and Rhys Williams are cut from the same cloth.
Stating that Moyes is cut from the same cloth as Ferguson, Edwards said that he believes that Moyes also has the same gift of longevity, which will take United to another, higher level.
But now the market is settled and I'm happy with Moyes because I believe he is cut from the same cloth as Ferguson.
And maybe that's not entirely fair - Smith being the high priestess of this sort of thing, after all - but they're definitely cut from the same cloth.
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In this week's nailbiter cut from the same cloth, notorious terrorist Hasani kidnaps a rogue MI6 agent and demands the release of his cousin from prison - but chaos ensues when Stonebridge and Scott try to complete the exchange.
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Speaking by phone from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (where he was premiering his made-for-TV version of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs and Audra McDonald), Leon says the choices are meant to make all 10 plays look "as if they're cut from the same cloth.
I don't wish to support a filmmaker cut from the same cloth as Joseph Goebbels," said Representative Brad Daw, the only Republican to send an RSVP.
We all need to understand that political Islamists are not cut from the same cloth.
If this were the first criterion, if this were the only criterion, the one we really believed in and the one we really lived by, then perhaps honors descriptions might not appear to be cut from the same cloth because honors programs would be distinguished not only from the rest of the institution but from one another.
Possibly the reason for my music being as popular as it is with Filipinos is because, despite our apparent differences, we're pretty much cut from the same cloth.
If someone is going to decide that all female sportscasters are of the one ilk, cut from the same cloth, because of one of us, then that's simply not a smart way to make decisions about people,'' Tafoya said.