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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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DOING a fantastic and very sexy impression of Cheryl Cole, here's Michelle Keegan giving fans a proper Coronation treat The actress is a dead ringer for the singer in this light-hearted photoshoot.
But with long hair and a bit of face fungus, Aris is a dead ringer for the A-lister; Aris is often asked for autographs on the streets of Athens, but claims he only ever signs his own name
Although the palette Johnson chose for her bubbling colony of yeast is a dead ringer for that of the seventeenth-century masterpiece it's meant to mimic, the sweet-hued watercolor rods and blossoms seem weirdly overdetermined in their pursuit of the original image, giving the work a forced, unnatural quality that is actually heightened by the "natural" material on which the forms are based.
I'd never have been able to get a word in."FIRST she looked like Hilda Ogden, now pop siren CHRISTINA AGUILERA is a dead ringer for another Corrie legend - Liz McDonald on a bad hair day.
CORNERING THE MARKET: Sir Elton is a dead ringer for Granville
Hanna also falls in love with her teacher, a kind woman who is a dead ringer for the Nana character played by Anna Karina in Jean-Luc Godard's 1962 masterpiece, My Life to Live (Vivre Sa Vie), which Hanna goes to see over and over again--and clips of which Pool liberally sprinkles throughout the movie.
POLICE are hunting a shoplifter who is a dead ringer for Robbie Williams.
Aberdeen fishmonger Ken Watmough is a dead ringer for the founder of the KFC chain but the 66-year-old says that he'll stick with fish suppers for the time being.
And in her place, is a dead ringer for the outlandish American comic and presenter.
And vice versa: the ten-story sphinx guarding the thirty-story disco Egyptian glass pyramid that is the Luxor Las Vegas is a dead ringer for Disney's Hollywood Pictures logo.
The guy in the BT ad is a dead ringer for foot-ball's Peter Crouch.
At 40, the gorgeous star is a dead ringer for Britney Spears, but there the similarities with the pop teen virgin end.
FANS Peter had the Waters family from Carlow believing he was Louis Walsh TALENT Peter is hoping his singing career will take off TAKE ONE Peter is a dead ringer for Louis Walsh TAKE TWO The real Louis Walsh