Cut From The Same Cloth – Idiom Of The Day in IELTS Speaking & Writing

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Cut From The Same Cloth – Idiom Of The Day in IELTS Speaking & Writing

Cut from the same cloth

Definition: sharing a lot of similarities; having a lot in common

Synonyms: made from the same mold; two peas in the pod


  • There is no doubt that the Salvatore sisters are cut from the same cloth. They not only strikingly resemble in appearance but are also sweet as pie that it is almost impossible to resist their charm.
  • We should not make a false assumption that all men are cut from the same cloth. There are still lots of decent gentlemen out there.

Fill in the blank:

When two or more people are ……………, they possess several similar features or fundamental characteristics.

  1. two of a kind
  2. cut from the same cloth
  3. on thin ice
  4. taken aback

IELTS Speaking

Who are you closest to in your family?

I have a supremely close-knit family where we always provide mutual support and utter devotion whenever someone needs it, therefore, we are all very tight. Yet, if I have to choose one, it would be my baby sister, Emma who is 7 years younger than me. Although there is a relatively big gap in our age, it seems like we are cut from the same cloth. We both take after mom’s delicate features with brown eyes and high cheekbones but our characteristics are clearly inherited from our father. Stubborn and ever straightforward are what people describe Emma and me, thus, no matter how often we fight, we always address the issue and move on, which, I believe, is healthier and helps strengthen our bond.

close-knit (a): (of a group of people) having strong relationships with each other and taking a close, friendly interest in each other’s activities and problems

mutual (a): used to describe feelings that two or more people have for each other equally, or actions that affect two or more people equally

devotion (n): great love, care and support for somebody/something

utter (a): used to emphasize how complete something is

relatively (adv): to a fairly large degree, especially in comparison to something else

take after (phrasal verb): to look or behave like an older member of your family, especially your mother or father

inherit (v): to have qualities, physical features, etc. that are similar to those of your parents, grandparents, etc.

address (v): to think about a problem or a situation and decide how you are going to deal with it

straightforward (a): honest and open; not trying to trick somebody or hide something


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