two of a kind

Very similar individuals or things, as in Patrice and John are two of a kind—they're true hiking enthusiasts. This idiom uses kind in the sense of “a class with common characteristics,” a usage dating from about a.d. 1000.


Nearby words

  1. two cents,
  2. two gentlemen of verona, the,
  3. two heads are better than one,
  4. two left feet, have,
  5. two oceans,
  6. two old cat,
  7. two pair,
  8. two rivers,
  9. two shakes of a lamb's tail,
  10. two sicilies

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