Definition of carbon copy
- is a carbon copy of his father
I'll need a carbon copy of that receipt.
She's a carbon copy of her mother.
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: a copy of a document, letter, etc., that is made by using carbon paper
: a person or thing that is very similar to another person or thing
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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