Definition of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in English:

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imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

proverb Copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment.
Example sentences
  • Like I said, I've been trying not to completely copy from her, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  • Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - unless the imitator, dressed in sequins and feathers, belts out mutated lyrics to songs you made famous.
  • But, hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?
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