dead ringer

noun

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

Examples of dead ringer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wardrobe was a big part of the show, with Steen — who is a dead ringer for Bill Clinton — wearing a black tuxedo and Prince donning equally impressive formal wear. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 Jim Ballinger, a dead ringer for John Wayne, retired in 2014 after nearly 35 years as director. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 13 Jan. 2024 In 2019, Clegg produced a video showing the friend, who is a dead ringer for the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, tackling an innocent bystander on the street. Hugh Clegg, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2023 The new car shows up looking like a dead ringer for Toyota's Prologue concept from December. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 26 June 2023 This similar, comfy pair from Amazon is a dead ringer for my Merino pants and these tapered linen drawstring pants are the spitting image of the Parachutes — each for a fraction of the cost. Kristine Thomason, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2023 The celebrity doppelgangers include: someone who looks a lot like Ed Sheeran on a carousel; a Sarah Jessica Parker lookalike strolling through a parking lot; and a dead ringer for Rick Ross at a restaurant. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 The fact that Jo Yeong-wook’s score is a dead ringer for Bernard Hermann’s similarly haunting music for that classic only underlines the connection. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 Oct. 2022 Nerano was mixed with seared rounds of zucchini, delicate squash blossoms and a creamy saffron sauce, a dead ringer for uni cream. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Sep. 2021

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“Dead ringer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20ringer. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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