the man in the moon


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the man in the moon

An image on the visible surface of the moon likened to that of a person's face or body. My grandfather loved telling tall tales about the man in the moon coming down from the sky and making mischief while everyone is asleep.
See also: man, moon

the man in the moon

1 the imagined likeness of a face seen on the surface of a full moon. 2 used, especially in comparisons, to refer to someone regarded as out of touch with real life.
2 1991 Sight & Sound You thought…you could mention even the most famous classic films as reference points in script meetings and not be looked at like the man in the moon.
See also: man, moon
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The illusion of the man in the moon is created by basins in the surface that are filled three to eight km deep with basalt, a mineral that causes gravitational variations.