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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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