large as life

*large as life
Fig. in person; actually, and sometimes surprisingly, present at a place. (*Also: as \large as life.) •

I thought Jack was away, but there he was as large as life.

Jean was not expected to appear, but she turned up large as life.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • 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 — • 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 informal In person;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • as large as life — ► as large as (or larger than) life informal conspicuously present. Main Entry: ↑life …   English terms dictionary

  • as large as life — just like it is in life, in reality; in person …   English contemporary dictionary

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