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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 (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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The company provides posters highlighting each of the 50 states, humorous posters, animal posters, quote posters, profession-based posters, religion posters and more.
An updated federal labor law poster published by Poster Compliance Center includes this latest change and is now ready for shipment.
A poster should reflect an innovative aspect of nursing practice, education, or research
political consultants in burgeoning democracies), the effects of legislation on the use of posters (primarily what is prohibited on television is often picked up by posters), literacy and poster use (poster use is higher when literacy rates are lower), and that most posters are one part of a packaged message.
In September 2003, a 1941 poster, "Redcar, Zetland Park" by Seaton Carew artist Frank Henry Mason, fetched pounds 470.
All employers open to the public must post the No Smoking poster.
An 8-item instrument, designed for this investigation, measured the experimental group's response to the poster session experience.
She said: "The posters end up framed in people's houses as a talking point and for a bit of nostalgia.
A unique activity depicted on the poster is a child creating rangoli artwork.
35-38, 43-46) </pre> <p>The standard visions of WWI soldiers portrayed in propaganda posters and literature offer romantically-charged images of the hero, which initially became the pervasive beliefs of a culture at war.
This might explain why poster sessions are more international and why nations have developed the niches they have.
The poster includes the Great Seal of the United States and is accompanied by a fact sheet giving the origins of the motto.
His smile got even bigger when he realized the poster was written in Polish.
The motion picture academy unveiled two poster designs Thursday for the 78th annual Academy Awards, for the first time ever using archival photographs as the basis for the concept.
His young mistress, lying in the tub, points at a framed poster for a Santana concert at the Fillmore West that hangs on the wall and, after waxing lyrical over its colors, says, "It must have been a time, huh?