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The meaning of "dead ringer"

" Dead ringer "
An exact duplicate.
I can't tell the twins apart. They're dead ringers of each other.
Where did it originate?:
American, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Most common in the USA, but used worldwide too.
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