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sound suspiciously like (something)

To sound very similar to something, perhaps to the point of plagiarism. The main chorus in this song sounds suspiciously like that hit single from 1978.
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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.
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 warnings sound suspiciously like a ratcheting up of propaganda but threats cannot be dismissed after the July 7 suicide bombings.