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Definition of Dead ringer

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person or object that resembles another almost exactly
Dead ringer Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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dead ringer
n : (informal) a person who is almost identical to another [syn: ringer]

(See a dead ringer)
English Idioms WM 1.3a
See a dead ringer
Australian Slang
person or thing that closely resembles another: "He was a dead ringer for the local policeman"
WordNet 2.0

1. a person who is almost identical to another
(synonym) ringer, clone
(hypernym) double, image, look-alike
(classification) colloquialism
Dead ringer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Dead Ringer or Dead Ringers may refer to:

Film and television
  • Dead Ringer (1964 film), a 1964 film starring Bette Davis, Peter Lawford, and Karl Malden
  • Dead Ringer (1981 film), a promotional tie-in film to Meat Loaf's album of the same name
  • "Dead Ringer" (CSI), a fourth-season episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Dead Ringers (comedy), a British satirical programme, which exists in television and radio versions
  • Dead Ringers (film), a 1988 film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons as identical twin gynecologists
  • Dead Ringers: The Making of Touch of Grey, a 1987 music documentary film about the American rock group the Grateful Dead

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