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reminiscent of (someone or something)

1. Calling to mind a particular person or thing. The smells in the kitchen were very reminiscent of the food my grandmother used to cook for us when we were kids. I heard a voice reminiscent of my long-lost brother.
2. Similar to or suggestive of a particular person or thing. The movie's editing is reminiscent of one of Quentin Tarantino's earlier films. The quarterback has been exuding a confidence reminiscent of John Elway or Dan Marino.
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reminiscent of someone or something

reminding someone about someone or something; seeming like or suggesting someone or something. This fragrance is reminiscent of fresh flowers. Jane's dress seems reminiscent of the style worn in the 1920s.
See also: of, reminiscent
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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