One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or thing that seems exactly like someone or something else.‘he is a dead ringer for his late papa’
- ‘Meet the Irish builder who's a dead ringer for England's new boss.’
- ‘I think that Keith is a dead ringer for the actor Justin Kirk of Angels in America and Weeds.’
- ‘What's it like being a dead-ringer for a star?’
- ‘Armstrong has produced a plastic laminate ceiling product that is a dead ringer for the beaded wood planking frequently found in the walls and ceilings of old summer cottages and screened porches.’
dead ringer/ˈded ˈriNGər/
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