Definition of “sb's answer to sb/sth” - English Dictionary

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“sb's answer to sb/sth” in British English

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sb's answer to sb/sth

If something or someone is the answer to another thing or person, it is or they are considered to be similar or as good:

Channel 4 is independent television's answer to BBC2.
She's Lithuania's answer to Madonna.

(Definition of “sb's answer to sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)