be larger than life

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be larger than life

To be (or seem) more important, impressive, or exciting than the average person or thing. Celebrities are always larger than life to their fans. Have you seen the new stadium? It really seems like it's larger than life when you're inside.
See also: larger, life

be larger than life

  (British, American & Australian) also be bigger than life (American)
if someone is larger than life, they attract a lot of attention because they are more exciting and interesting than most people Most characters in his films are somewhat larger than life.
See also: larger, life