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to the life

old-fashioned
If a picture or description is someone to the life, it is exactly like that person: That sketch is Joanna to the life.
(Definition of to the life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to the life”
in Chinese (Simplified) 画得活灵活现的, 栩栩如生的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 畫得活靈活現的, 栩栩如生的…
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