dead ringer


: someone who looks exactly like someone else
She's a dead ringer for my cousin Julie.

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Recent Examples on the Web Cullinan, a PwC partner who lived in Malibu and rode a Harley-Davidson, was a dead ringer for Matt Damon. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Dead ringer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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