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1)When someone looks very similar to someone else; a lookalike.

2)dead ringer(s); A a show on BCC 2(or is it 1?) were impersonators do impressions of celebrities.
"Wow, that guy's a dead ringer for Elvis Presley, I thought he was back from the dead!"
by Na May 08, 2004
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a fake which looks just like the real thing
When two people look the same you might say:

Dave is a dead ringer for bob!
by cjklee March 06, 2005
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A word to describe someone who has the same physcial appearance as another person.

The word originated from medieval Britain when it was believed that when a person dies his spirit walks to his birthplace and rings a bell signalling the end of the physical life.
by themasterofshadowgays September 10, 2011
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1. a person or thing that looks exactly like anther person or thing

2. an exact duplicate
That bear is a dead ringer of the one that was found in the pool.
by The Return of Light Joker February 17, 2009
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when someone sits behind Chuck Norris in a movie theater and forgets to turn their cell phone off.
darth vader forgot to turn off his cell phone in the theater. now they call him the dead ringer
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In old england people would be accidentally buried alive. When they finally realized this they decided to tie a bell to their wrist this way they could ring it if they were alive once buried. those who watched the graves at night is where they got the phrase "Graveyard Shift".
We've got a dead ringer.
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A movie (actually titled "Dead Ringers") directed by David Cronenberg telling the story of identical twin gynecologists - Elliot and Beverly, played by the ever boring Jeremy Irons - One is shy and normal per se, the other, a total whack job. They share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau - played by the almost do-able Genevieve Bujold - challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness including the creation of "Alien-like" gynecological tools.
"I watched "Dead Ringers" and left the theatre feeling like a psychopath for having not left earlier."
by psiscott April 10, 2006
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