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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.
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.
Ed Zwick, the producer/director who alternates short-lived TV entertaimnents (thirtysomething, My So-Called Life) with solemn celluloid encyclicals on race (Glory), civil liberties (The Siege), and mentally retarded parenting (I Am Sam), is a dead ringer for Stanley Kramer.
At 40, the gorgeous star is a dead ringer for Britney Spears, but there the similarities with the pop teen virgin end.
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.
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