kissing cousin

  1. a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss
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  • Pharmacologically, caffeine is a kissing cousin of theophylline, and in high doses it can produce sympathomimetic effects.
  • She measures everybody against Frank who was a kissing cousin of hers in her teens.
  • Stanley's poetry is always lush, frequently visionary, and sometimes sublime: It lights upon existential nanoseconds without affixing itself so doggedly to any one natural phenomenon that the presence and significance of the human is diminished a claim sometimes leveled against younger poets working in the New Minimalism, a kissing cousin of Slow Poetry. Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
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