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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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