as large as life


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as large as life

  (British, American & Australian) also as big as life (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!
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And the incredible conclusion of the matter was that we were actually within their lines in another hour; saw them as large as life within a mile and a half on either side of us; and must every man of us have been taken prisoner had not every man but Connal refused to go one inch further, and had not the Boers themselves obviously suspected some subtle ruse as the only conceivable explanation of so madcap a manoeuvre.
I assure you she is coming upstairs, as large as life and not nearly so natural.