in the shape/form of somebody/something

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in the form of (someone or something)

As represented or exemplified by a particular person or thing. The country elected a new president in the form of Emmanuel Macron. The IRS is investigating whether the politician attempted to hide revenue in the form of campaign contributions to evade tax regulations.
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in the shape of (someone or something)

As represented or exemplified by a particular person or thing. The country elected a new president in the shape of Emmanuel Macron. The IRS is investigating whether the politician attempted to hide revenue in the shape of campaign contributions to evade tax regulations.
See also: of, shape

in the shape/form of somebody/something

follows a general word and introduces a particular example of it: There was entertainment on the ship, in the form of a disco and a cinema.Help arrived in the shape of a policeman.
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Local artist Samuel Becerra will conduct a workshop on sculpting and decorating clay Aztec flutes in the shape of skulls, in celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead and pre-Columbian art.
Pakistan Navy, incidentally, is the first force in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to have submarines equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) in the shape of three French Agosta-90B vessels.
As a kid, I was under the impression that your pro model was in the shape of a shovel for clearing out ditches.