Meaning of “true to life” in the English Dictionary

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"true to life" in British English

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true to lifeadjective

uk /ˌtruː tə ˈlaɪf/ us /ˌtruː tə ˈlaɪf/

showing things and people as they really are, or seeming to be real:

She was saying how true to life the characters in the film were.
[ before noun ] a true-to-life story.

(Definition of “true to life” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)