Dead-ringer definition

(idiomatic) Someone or something that very closely resembles another; someone or something easily mistaken for another.

He is a dead ringer for his grandfather at that age.

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Noun

Singular:
dead-ringer
Plural:
dead-ringers

Origin of dead-ringer

  • See ringer (“substitute”) and ring the changes

    From Wiktionary