(as) large as life

Definition of (as) large as life

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  in person —used to describe the surprise of seeing someone I never expected her to come to the party, but there she was, as large as life.

Word by Word Definitions

largeplay
  1. :  lavish

    :  ample, abundant

    :  extensive, broad

  1. :  in abundance :  amply, liberally

    :  with the wind abaft the beam

    :  in a large manner :  extravagantly

  1. :  liberality, generosity

    :  a thousand dollars

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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