look/sound suspiciously like something

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look suspiciously like (something)

1. To bear a strong or striking resemblance to something. A cow on our farm has a mark on its side that looks suspiciously like the prime minister. His tattoo looks suspiciously like the crest of my old boarding school.
2. To look so similar to something that it is, could be, or borders on plagiarism. The movie's promotional material all looks suspiciously like the blockbuster that released earlier in the year. It seems like they're trying to cash in on that movie's success. Your test answers looked suspiciously like Marten's, so I'm having you both take a new test in rooms by yourselves.
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look/sound suspiciously like something

(often humorous) be very similar to something: Their latest single sounds suspiciously like the last one.
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After numerous scandals involving dozens of deaths, she has now put forward measures which look suspiciously like, well, regional health boards.
After 9/11, the moral earnestness that had impressed me so much about the FBI began to look suspiciously like a one-size-fits- all excuse for taking a pass whenever a domestic intelligence investigation might get anywhere in the neighborhood of bruising anybody's civil liberties.
It was a cold January evening, and the landlord's elderly wife let us in as her husband shoveled in mouthfuls of oden, a stew of pressed fish matter, most of which look suspiciously like long ago discarded geometrical blocks for school kids.
WHO'D'VE GUESSED that the end of the world would look suspiciously like a Burning Man festival?
When he returns, it becomes clear that this noble posturing may have been meant as Apollo-like, for now, after a brief solo, he is joined by three ladies who look suspiciously like Muses or Graces.