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Meaning of “larger than life” in the English Dictionary

"larger than life" in British English

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larger than life

If someone is ​larger than ​life, that ​personattracts a lot of ​attention because they are more ​exciting or ​interesting than most ​people: Most ​characters in his ​movies are ​somewhatlarger 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 ​superhumanstrength 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)
Translations of “larger than life”
in Chinese (Simplified) 更有趣的,更活跃的(因此可能更引人注目)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更有趣的,更活躍的(因此可能更引人注目)…
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