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    #1

    dead ring of somebody

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me the etymology of the phrase “dead ring of somebody”?

    She was dead ring of me.

    Billy the Kid and his dead-ringer look alike who shows up after the Kid has ...

    dead ring of somebody = the dead spit and image of somebody

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: dead ring of somebody

    It's always 'ringer', Vil.

    I found this for you:

    A dead ringer

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: dead ring of somebody

    I can't say that I have come across 'dead ring' either.

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