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"carbon copy" in British English

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carbon copynoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɑː.bən ˈkɒp.i/  us   /ˌkɑːr.bən ˈkɑː.pi/
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carbon copynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑr·bən ˈkɑp·i/
an exact copy of something: fig. The girl is a carbon copy of her mother (= they are very similar).
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carbon copynoun [C]

uk   us  
(also carbon) WORKPLACE a copy of a document, made with carbon paper: When credit cards were first introduced, retailers had to run the card through a hand-held machine that created a carbon copy.
a person or thing that is very similar to or exactly like another person or thing: The market trend we are following is almost a carbon copy of what's taken place in the US, Canada, and Australia.
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