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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 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 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 (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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Poster presentations are a very effective method of communicating research findings and information to a variety of audiences, including conference delegates, nursing colleagues, other healthcare professionals and patients.
I want them to be engaged in what they're writing so they'll invest time and energy, resulting in a wonderfully written blurb or poster description.
Is the poster available for posting on WNA website.
As an adult the same behaviour can become a way to express anger, uncertainty, intolerance and irrationality whether in the form of graffiti or through what is placed on seductive or bold posters. These posters sometimes have stickers, pamphlets, brochures or flyers pasted on them.'
Around 400 original posters advertising major cinematic releases are expected to fetch around PS170,000 at auction.
I sat down with Karl to talk about the essentials of a good poster, design as communication, and the pressures of working in love team projects.
'Medyo nagulat din ako sa balita tungkol dun sa illegal posters daw.
Tizi Irving, from Heathhall Community Council, added:"The standard of the posters was outstanding.
Sam, whose book Poster Workshop 1968-1971 is out now, added: "We could respond very rapidly to a request for posters.
The lawyer initially was of the stance that the photos of Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had been edited onto the posters, which he said did not belong to his client's electoral campaign.
While the first poster just featured Kapoor's hind, the second poster gives a glimpse of Kapoor's profile.
He said he had also received a lot of orders for the plastic poster from Barisan Nasional candidates contesting in the state, including Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum (Kubang Pasu parliamentary seat), Datuk Mohd Tajudin Abdullah (Belantek state seat), Datuk Othman Aziz (Jerlun parliamentary seat).
Poster presenters do not need to understand all the components of visual grammar, but some basic ideas are helpful.
The gigantic Tamim Al Majd poster set up at the island near Ritz Carlton Doha.