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larger than life

If someone is larger than life, that person attracts a lot of attention because they are more exciting or interesting than most people: Most characters in his movies are somewhat larger than life.
(Definition of larger than life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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larger than life

more obvious than usual: His superhuman strength gives the story a larger-than-life quality, like a fable.
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