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Dead Ringer


Identical looking person. A duplicate. Although ‘dead ringer’ has an entirely different definition about fear of being buried alive, the phrase is more often used, nowadays, to mean an exact copy.

“Did you see that guy in the cafe?¬† He was a dead -ringer for the actor who played Gandalf in the movies.

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