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.
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Sue says: "It is live and I am larger than life so bring it on." Menopause The Musical opens in Coventry on May 26 for a week-long run.
``It's not big enough for Sheila Ferguson yet as I am larger than life!''
"I am larger than life. I say silly things to make the day go with a certain amount of fun."