(as) large as life

Definition of (as) large as life

chiefly British, informal
: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

large play
  1. : lavish

  2. : ample, abundant

  3. : extensive, broad

  1. : in abundance : amply, liberally

  2. : with the wind abaft the beam

  3. : in a large manner : extravagantly

  1. : liberality, generosity

  2. : a thousand dollars

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

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

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

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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