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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.
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Not the poster boy priests of the past but men interesting enough to make us think about our faith--and on prime time.
We're working to make you the poster boys of American policing.
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Defending-champion Tampa Bay, with Jon Gruden, Warren Sapp and Keyshawn Johnson serving as the poster boys for self-indulgent petulance, fell flat on their overexposed faces.
Please tell me that Benetton will be liable when someone models his or her rise to stardom after one of these poster boys and kills someone else's family member.
And that, as we begin to look back, is what lifted the Hall of Famer known mostly as ``The Yankee Clipper'' but sometimes as ``the Big Guy'' above all the bad boys and poster boys of the sports world.
Isn't it ironic: At the opening of the ESPN Store in Glendale last Tuesday, former 49ers great Joe Montana - representing the royal monarchy of sports poster boys - helped open the festivities and presented Disney chief Michael Eisner and ESPN/ABC Sports head Steve Bornstein with specially autographed 49ers helmets.
Beavis and Butt-head - those pimply faced poster boys for the decline of Western civilization - are back on the computer screen, ready to annoy spouses, parents and all people with good taste.
But the poster boys for the Association of Volleyball Professional (AVP) tour finally realized how much they had to lose.
Instead of coddling the poster boys of recidivism, the system must do more to clamp down on parolees if they pose a danger to themselves or others.
Some men and women we refer to as poster boys and girls get significant cosmetic results; others simply maintain what they've got," said Jeff Murdock, spokesman for Current Technology Corp.