- a person or thing that closely resembles another; ringer: That old car is a dead ringer for the one we used to own.
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It is a dead-ringer for The Cheesecake Factory with endless pages of weirdly-paired choices from Vichysoisse to Pad Thai.Gal With a Suitcase: Shanghai
January 7, 2011
A person or thing that closely resembles another; an exact counterpart. For example, Brian's a dead ringer for his Dad, or That red bike is a dead ringer for Mary's. [Late 1800s]