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Old 10-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #51
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I was eating breakfast. Not anymore.
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Dead Ringer:

Dead ringer was first used in the late 19th century, with ringer referring to someone's physical double and dead meaning "absolute" (as in dead heat and dead right).

A ringer was a better horse swapped into a race in place of a nag. These horses would have to resemble each other well enough to fool the naked eye, hence how the term came to mean an exact double.
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