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carbon copy

noun [C] uk   us  

carbon copy noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

(also carbon) a copy of a document, made with carbon paper

carbon copy noun [C] (SAME APPEARANCE)

a person or thing that is very similar to or exactly like another person or thing: She's a carbon copy of her mother.
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