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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.
See also: boy, poster

poster girl

A girl or woman who typifies or is the perfect example of a particular characteristic, attitude, opinion, cause, or type of person. Georgina managed to disassemble their washing machine, fix the problem, and then reassemble it all by herself? Wow, she's like the poster girl of DIY. What new earth-saving plan does the poster girl for environmentalism have in mind now? Ms. Walsh built her fortune from nothing, through her own tireless work and intense ambition. She really is the poster girl for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: girl, poster

poster child

A person (usually an adult, not a child) 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 child of DIY. Ms. Walsh built her fortune from nothing, through her own tireless work and intense ambition. She really is the poster child for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: child, poster

poster child for (something)

A person (usually an adult, not a child) 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 child for DIY. Ms. Walsh built her fortune from nothing, through her own tireless work and intense ambition. She really is the poster child for the rags-to-riches American Dream.
See also: child, poster

poster child (for something)

Fig. someone who is a classic example of a state or type of person. She is a poster child for soccer moms.
See also: child, poster

a poster child for something

mainly AMERICAN
If someone is a poster child for a quality, activity, or situation, people associate them with it because they are a very good or clear example of it. Bethany McLean has become the poster child for financial journalists. Note: You can also say that someone is a poster boy for or a poster girl for something. There was a time when it seemed you were a poster girl for late motherhood. He's the poster boy for rugby worldwide. Note: A poster child is literally a young person who appears on a poster advertising something.
See also: child, poster, something

ˈposter child/boy/girl

(American English) a person or thing that is seen as representing a particular quality or activity: My aunt sees me as the poster child for failed relationships.He’s the IT industry’s poster boy for success.
See also: boy, child, girl, poster
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In posters, the objects used are pictures, figures, diagrams, and other visual displays of data or messages.
The construction of the poster is usually done using a single PowerPoint slide and planning for a 36"x48" or 48"x56" display depending upon presentation guidelines Most posters are required to be hung on poster boards provided at the venue.
This poster session is intended to give students opportunities to present work outside of the paper sessions.
Against this backdrop, Seidman proceeds to the "high points" in the history of posters as a medium of propaganda (p.
Now sought after, the posters - nostalgic mementos of a vanished age - originally adorned railway station platforms and waiting rooms.
Answer: Many of the generally required state posters and notices can be downloaded for free at www.
Criteria for completion of the posters were commensurate with expectations for posters at scientific conferences.
A student can view his/her own posters at any time by using the poster identification number in the View My Poster Section.
Papers and posters may address innovations and developments in any area of polyurethane, including flexible slabstock, flexible molded, rigid foam, soy-based polyols, polyurethane waterborne dispersions, equipment/machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, RIM, binders/fillers, coatings, adhesives, sealants and more.
She said: "The posters end up framed in people's houses as a talking point and for a bit of nostalgia.
Elementary, junior and high school students submitted essays and posters centered around this year's prompt: ``Everyone has experienced being made fun of, bullied or left out.
We suggest the concepts of visual rhetoric can be easily grasped through the propaganda posters created by the Office of Public Information (OPI), which worked to garner support for WWI, and were arguably part of the most successful public relations campaign in US history.
In Peter Doig's exhibition "StudioFilmClub," which traveled to the Kunsthalle Zurich after being seen in Cologne, the metaphor of cultural translation played several key roles: The Scottish-born painter who now resides in Trinidad presented seventy-six hand-painted film posters displayed in a transitional space that communicates with the movie theater housed in the same building as the museum.
In addition to the posters on each of the seven elements or seven principles, each set includes one review poster, showing how each concept appears in paintings, sculpture, architecture, or nature.