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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Gerald's gripes with modern life - washroom taps, dishwashers, shop assistants, the length of time women spend in the bathroom - sound suspiciously like one of Ben Elton's old stand-up routines, only done in a comedy voice.
Mr Assange should drop preconditions, which sound suspiciously like excuses, and walk out of that embassy to go to Sweden.
Police report a break-in at a hotel, and the suspects sound suspiciously like them.
Suddenly, the camp New York outfit sound suspiciously like a gimmick band.
The album (its title means ``Next Station: Hope'') is infused with displaced, migratory themes that mix socio-political commentary with worldly rhythms while some tracks sound suspiciously like songs off the album's predecessor, ``Clandestino,'' right down to the twangy digital effects, street noise and reggae beats.
But doesn't that sound suspiciously like the story of every immigrant family everywhere?
position makes the solution to global warming sound suspiciously like economic colonialism: Other countries cut back on greenhouse gases while the U.
But without a full theorizing of the differences between "abjection" and "subjection," "abject art" can sound suspiciously like another last-ditch attempt to keep European subjectivity centered (self-abasement as the twisted obverse of self-glorification).
The player who collected 121 RBI during the regular season had one hit (and three errors) to his name, which was starting to sound suspiciously like goat.
The warnings sound suspiciously like a ratcheting up of propaganda but threats cannot be dismissed after the July 7 suicide bombings.