Dead Ringer (for somebody/something)
- An exact duplicate
Dead Ringer origin
- The term dead ringer originally referred to a horse that had been substituted for another of similar appearance to defraud the bookies. The verb to ring has long been used by the criminal fraternity to mean to substitute. The most modern example is to ring a car, meaning to steal another car’s identity – usually for the purpose of reintroducing a write-off back on the road. Dead is widely used to mean accurate or precise, as in dead centre or dead heat.
Dead Ringer idiom usage in recent news (Dead ringer in a sentence)
- 39 seconds of footage that is featuring a woman, who is reportedly a dead-ringer for Kim Kardashian.
- Sutton Coldfield Ed Sheeran lookalike: ‘At least I’m a dead ringer for someone good!’
- Could Madden, a dead ringer for Megan Fox, be the first to claim the title?
- Eddie Powell: With the right make-up this man would make a dead ringer for the “Joker” in a Batman movie
- There are tweaks and stretches here and there, but the new car is a dead ringer at the end of the day.
Salman Khan Dead Ringer Found in pakistan