large\ as\ life

large\ as\ life
• big as life
• large as life
adj. phr.
1. • life-size
the same size as the living person or thing.

The statue of Jefferson was big as life.

The characters on the screen were life-size.

2. • big as life and twice as natural
In person; real and living.

I had not seen him for years, but there he was, big as life and twice as natural.

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  • large as life — See: BIG AS LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • large as life — See: BIG AS LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • large as life — I (as) large as life see life II (as) large as life informal used to emphasize that a person is conspicuously present he was standing nearby, large as life * * * ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • large as life — life size, at natural size …   English contemporary dictionary

  • large as life —  (and twice as natural) Plainly visible …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (as) large as life — phrase used when you are describing how surprised you were to see or meet someone And there stood the Prime Minister as large as life! Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: large * * * (as) larg …   Useful english dictionary

  • as large as life — Actually, really • • • Main Entry: ↑large * * * (as) large as life see ↑life, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑large …   Useful english dictionary

  • as large as life — British, American & Australian, American if you say that someone was somewhere as large as life, you mean that you were surprised to see them there. I looked up from my paper and there he was, as large as life, Tim Taylor! …   New idioms dictionary

  • large — [ lardʒ ] adjective *** bigger than usual in size: The house had an exceptionally large yard. Large crowds gather each year in St. Peter s Square to see the Pope. A large man with a long ginger beard stood in the doorway. a. used in clothing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • life — W1S1 [laıf] n plural lives [laıvz] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time somebody is alive)¦ 2¦(state of being alive)¦ 3¦(way somebody lives)¦ 4¦(particular situation/job)¦ 5 social/personal/sex etc life 6¦(human existence)¦ 7¦(time when something exists/works)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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