Meaning of “larger than life” in the English Dictionary

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"larger than life" in British English

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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)

"larger than life" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “larger than life” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)