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mirror image

noun [C] uk   us  
something that looks exactly the same as another thing but with its left and right sides in opposite positions: His home is two terraced houses knocked together, each the mirror image of the other. a person or object that is very similar to another: The current economic situation is a mirror image of the situation in France a few years ago.
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