(as) large as life

(as) large as life phrase
used when you are describing how surprised you were to see or meet someone

And there stood the Prime Minister as large as life!

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym
Main entry: large

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(as) large as ˈlife idiom
(humorous) used to show surprise at seeing sb/sth

I hadn't seen her for fifteen years and then there she was, (as) large as life.

Main entry:largeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • large as life — See: BIG AS LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • large as life — See: BIG AS LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • large as life — I (as) large as life see life II (as) large as life informal used to emphasize that a person is conspicuously present he was standing nearby, large as life * * * ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • large\ as\ life — • big as life • large as life adj. phr. 1. • life size the same size as the living person or thing. The statue of Jefferson was big as life. The characters on the screen were life size. 2. • big as life and twice as natural informal In person;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • large as life — life size, at natural size …   English contemporary dictionary

  • large as life —  (and twice as natural) Plainly visible …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • as large as life — Actually, really • • • Main Entry: ↑large * * * (as) large as life see ↑life, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑large …   Useful english dictionary

  • as large as life — British, American & Australian, American if you say that someone was somewhere as large as life, you mean that you were surprised to see them there. I looked up from my paper and there he was, as large as life, Tim Taylor! …   New idioms dictionary

  • as large as life — ► as large as (or larger than) life informal conspicuously present. Main Entry: ↑life …   English terms dictionary

  • as large as life — just like it is in life, in reality; in person …   English contemporary dictionary

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