Tweedledum-and-tweedledee definition

twēdl-dŭm ən twēdl-dē
Two people or two groups resembling each other so closely that they are practically indistinguishable.
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Two persons or things so much alike as to be almost indistinguishable.
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(person, proper) Two droll, almost identical brothers in Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll.
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(pejorative, idiomatic) Two persons or organizations deemed indistinguishable in some way.

The radicals said that Nixon and Humphrey were Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

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(pejorative, idiomatic) A pair of people who spend a lot of time together, and look and act similarly.
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Origin of tweedledum-and-tweedledee

  • After Tweedledum and Tweedledee , names of two proverbial rival fiddlers, of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Tweedledum and Tweedledee, a pair of identical characters in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

    From Wiktionary