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poster boy

A boy or man who typifies or is the perfect example of a particular characteristic, attitude, opinion, cause, or type of person. Pete managed to disassemble their washing machine, fix the problem, and then reassemble it all by himself? Wow, he's like the poster boy of DIY. What new earth-saving plan does the poster boy for environmentalism have in mind now? Mr. Walsh built his fortune from nothing, through his own tireless work and intense ambition. He really is the poster boy for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: boy, poster

poster girl

A girl or woman who typifies or is the perfect example of a particular characteristic, attitude, opinion, cause, or type of person. Georgina managed to disassemble their washing machine, fix the problem, and then reassemble it all by herself? Wow, she's like the poster girl of DIY. What new earth-saving plan does the poster girl for environmentalism have in mind now? Ms. Walsh built her fortune from nothing, through her own tireless work and intense ambition. She really is the poster girl for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: girl, poster

poster child

A person (usually an adult, not a child) who typifies or is the perfect example of a particular characteristic, attitude, opinion, cause, or type of person. Pete managed to disassemble their washing machine, fix the problem, and then reassemble it all by himself? Wow, he's like the poster child of DIY. Ms. Walsh built her fortune from nothing, through her own tireless work and intense ambition. She really is the poster child for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: child, poster

poster child (for something)

Fig. someone who is a classic example of a state or type of person. She is a poster child for soccer moms.
See also: child, poster
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We have worked diligently to provide a broad selection of designs to our customers, and we are very pleased to be able to customize posters for our customers who make such a request.
Poster Compliance Center, which has been in business since 1991, is a leading publisher of all-in-one labor law posters as well as specialty workplace and safety posters.
Handbills - Up to PS300 Programmes - Up to PS40 Tickets - Up to PS25 LED ZEPPELIN Signatures - Up to PS1000 Posters - Up to PS2500 Handbills - Up to PS200 Programmes - Up to PS40 Tickets - Up to PS50 PINK FLOYD Signatures - Up to PS600 Posters - 1960s posters up to PS1000 Handbills - Up to PS200 THE WHO Signatures - Up to PS600 Posters - 1960s posters are valued at around PS1000 whereas 1970s examples are valued around PS150.
In 2008, signs such as "Hockey Moms for Sarah" (fashioned to appear hand-painted) at the Republican national convention and "Unity" at the Democratic national convention were placed on chairs (as similar posters have been for years) so that convention attendees could hold them up in the sight lines of television cameras.
In the early and mid 20th century, when comparatively few people owned cars and overseas holidays were beyond the means of most, railway companies commissioned artists to produce eye-catching posters to encourage rail travel to British resorts and beauty spots.
It is possible that during the course of an investigation of a wage claim or discrimination complaint, a compliance officer or investigator may verify the presence of certain required posters.
Students completed posters including topics, authors, and descriptions of studies.
Papers and posters may address innovations and developments in any area of polyurethane, including flexible slabstock, flexible molded, rigid foam, soy-based polyols, polyurethane waterborne dispersions, equipment/machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, RIM, binders/fillers, coatings, adhesives, sealants and more.
She said: "The posters end up framed in people's houses as a talking point and for a bit of nostalgia.
The winning posters were displayed at the ceremony and the essays were compiled into the program.
In answer to this question he asserted: "The printed word, the spoken word, motion pictures, the telegraph, the wireless, posters, signboards, and every possible media should be used to drive home the justice of America's cause" (qtd.
One of the first posters that Doig painted for his film series advertised Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus (1959).
A0-sized cork-board posters announcing a dizzying array of data are displayed along the perimeter of the exhibition hall.
Donald Wildmon, sells "In God We Trust" posters just that size.
The posters can now be found in schools, pregnancy centers, and churches around the world.