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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

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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Graf literally became the DTH poster girl when a photo advertisement featuring her eye-popping line in Arthur Mitchell's Manifestations was plastered all over the New York subway cars.
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Their poster girl is Anne Paulk, wife (graciously submitting to her ex-gay husband, I hope, unless he wants to go to Disneyworld), mother, and former lesbian.
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Mr Danczuk said: "I do not think it's healthy that White Dee is held up as some sort of poster girl for benefits.
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