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resemble (someone or something) in (some manner or aspect)

To bear a resemblance to or seem quite like someone or something in some particular aspect, manner, or regard. It certainly resembles a classic '80s action film in its aesthetic and tone, but because it's being approximated, it just doesn't manage to feel authentic. A lot of people say I resemble my mother in my hard-headed resolve, which I always take as a compliment. He actually resembles the famous president in his peculiar manner of speaking.
See also: manner, resemble
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resemble someone or something in something

to look or seem like someone or something. You resemble my Uncle Herman in the way you walk. This resembles vanilla ice cream in flavor, but not in consistency.
See also: resemble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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