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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

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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"Those who under the patronage of the Central government fled the country and are its poster boys like Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and Mehul Choksi must also be brought back," said Jha, adding that those who have run away from the country with the people's money must "face the law of the land in India."
Deol will be seen next in the quirky comedy Poster Boys, in which actor Shreyas Talpade turns director.
JUDE Law and Jonny Lee Miller are gangster poster boys in this brutally funny British comedy with a cast list to kill for.
In the late '80s I saw a lot of people who were made poster boys because they were gay, and I didn't want to become that."
Mary's" (1945), and "Fighting Father Dunne" (1948), tinsel town provided a generation of diocesan recruiters with all the vocation poster boys they would ever need.
Deol brothers Sunny and Bobby are all set to come back together for Shreyas Talpade's directorial debut 'Poster Boys'.
Summary: Actor will be back on the big screen after almost four years in 'Poster Boys'
The boy band have signed on to be the poster boys for Pepsi.
In a flash after their March 22 debut the duo became the poster boys for queerdom on talk radio.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 07 (ANI): Bobby Deol, who is making his comeback on the big screen with 'Poster Boys', recently revealed that it was because people became choosy about him that he didn't do any film in the last four years.
His upcoming film Poster Boys is set around the topic of vasectomy and actor Sunny Deol says it is essential to highlight relevant issues in an entertaining way through cinema.
Actor-filmmaker Shreyas Talpade says he wanted the Ghayal star Sunny Deol to play a role in Poster Boys to add credibility to the fil.
Summary: The actor is currently busy between his directorial debut 'Poster Boys' and shooting for 'Golmaal Again'