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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)

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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Often the rest of the poster is organized from left to right in three panels or columns if a vertical display is used.
Diagrams, charts, and artwork must be clearly related to the purpose of the poster.
Poster Compliance Center, which has been in business since 1991, is a leading publisher of all-in-one labor law posters as well as specialty workplace and safety posters.
The poster's presenter must be available for the open poster session to address questions.
Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History.
In September 2003, a 1941 poster, "Redcar, Zetland Park" by Seaton Carew artist Frank Henry Mason, fetched pounds 470.
All employers open to the public must post the No Smoking poster.
An 8-item instrument, designed for this investigation, measured the experimental group's response to the poster session experience.
I have personally been using Project Poster with my students since 2000, and my students have had great success with it for publishing reports related to laboratories, class projects, and current events.
She said: "The posters end up framed in people's houses as a talking point and for a bit of nostalgia.
A well-known poster of the time preys on the fear of invasion and the ensuing damage to American womanhood and therefore America itself.
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.
The chapter printed hundreds of copies of an attractive, 11-by-14 poster that reads "E Pluribus Unum.