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English definition of “(as) large as life”

(as) large as life

used as a way of describing a person you see , and are surprised to see , in a particular place : I looked up from my newspaper and there he was, as large as life , Tim Trotter !VisibleApparent and obviousExpressions of surprise
(Definition of (as) large as life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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