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slice of life

A realistic portrayal of life in a film, play, or other artistic medium. I heard that play is a slice of life about a youth struggling with depression.
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a ˌslice of ˈlife

a story, play or film/movie that shows aspects of ordinary life: In this book Dickens shows us a slice of nineteenth-century London life.
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slice of life

A realistic portrayal of people or events typical of everyday life. The term originated as a translation of the French tranche de la vie, applied to French naturalist writings in the late 1800s. It was quickly taken into English and applied to plays, paintings, and other artistic works. The Daily Telegraph had it (Feb. 19, 1981): “Yet another indigestible slice of life about ‘a warm, winning, and wise and wonderful Jewish family.’”
See also: life, of, slice
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Out of Bon Marche's 38 doors, Slice of Life is in 18, which accounts for 80 percent of the retailer's volume.
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'Ano pa bang hindi nila napupuntahan, something more real, real na parang slice of life type.
I've made plenty of violent thrillers - now on to something that's slice of life and fun."
Chief executive David Wild believes the roles will be filled easily after the firm's profile was raised by Channel 4 documentary A Slice of Life last summer.
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For the Love of Mrs Brown shows a small slice of life for Agnes Brown as she deals with Grandad''''s Viagra addiction, her flamboyant hairdresser son and his partner's bickering and her daughter being willing to go under the knife to get a man''''s attention.
For the Love of Mrs Brown's plot shows a small slice of life for Agnes as she deals with Grandad's Viagra addiction, her flamboyant hairdresser son and his partner's bickering, her daughter willing to go under the knife to get a man's attention, not to mention the appearance of superheroes in her own home!
Slated m open the Sarajevo fest in July, this tale of two orphaned siblings eschews a traditional narrative arc, providing instead a slice of life at a particular moment in time.
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SLICE OF LIFE: The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Julie Stuart-Turner, with Kiran Bali, centre left, cutting the cake to mark the Indian Independence Day celebration at the Hindu Temple, Zetland Street, Huddersfield.