poster child/boy/girl

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 leak, and then reassemble it all by himself? Wow, he's like the DIY poster boy! 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 leak, and then reassemble it all by himself? Wow, he's like the DIY poster child! 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 leak, and then reassemble it all by herself? Wow, she's like the DIY poster girl! 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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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