Dead Ringer

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Dead ringer idiom meaning and origin

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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)

Salman Khan Dead Ringer Found in pakistan

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