slice of life


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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.
See also: life, of, slice

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.
See also: life, of, slice
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All the retailers said they will be picking up the new Slice of Life items as they are introduced.
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Otherwise, this slice of life might as well have been Made In Glasgow.
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