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to the life

Showing an exact likeness or resemblance to another person, place, or thing. It's actually unbelievable—she is her grandmother to the life! The stunning mural portrays east L.A. to the life.
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to the life

Resembling exactly, as in She's her sister to the life, or The play's so realistic; the murder is acted out to the life. This idiom uses life in the sense of "a lifelike semblance." [c. 1600]
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to the life

exactly like the original.
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to the ˈlife

(of a painting, sculpture, description, etc.) exactly like the person/thing painted, etc: This new portrait really is Prince Charles to the life.When I read her description of him, I could see him again so clearly. It was him to the life.
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Life Task 2 focuses on these and on the gender role system, the differential socialization of women and men for various life roles, and the unique influences on and barriers to the life planning of each.