poster boy


Definition of poster boy 

: a male poster child

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a possible move for Ronaldo in a deal that could also see their poster boy Neymar go in the other direction., "Former Real Madrid Boss Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Man Utd Return Amid Exit Rumours," 2 June 2018 Conveniently Jewish and a financier, Soros has become the poster boy blamed for evil global conspiracies meant to undermine Christian nationalists. Trudy Rubin,, "Roseanne's other twisted tweet of the week. (The one you didn't already read about) | Trudy Rubin," 1 June 2018 Ryan -- played by Michael Schoeffling -- kind of became a poster boy for the perfect crush among countless teens in the '80s who watched this film. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Tom Cruise teases 'Top Gun' sequel," 31 May 2018 The Danish tabloids seem keen to have the poster boy of Danish football playing for the European giant., "Danish Press Claim Barcelona UCL Exit Could Spark Summer Move for Tottenham Midfield Star," 12 Apr. 2018 Brazil manager Tite could now consider resting the PSG poster boy in their next match against Costa Rica in the hopes that Neymar will stay at full fitness for the rest of the tournament - avoiding a repeat of the 2014 World Cup., "Neymar Reveals Concern for Brazil After Brutal Treatment by Switzerland," 18 June 2018 The poster boy of the 1998 national team, and scorer of two goals in the final win over Brazil, was Zinedine Zidane. Matias Grez, CNN, "France's 'Rainbow Team' look backs at historic World Cup triumph," 8 June 2018 Over the past two years, former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson earned global recognition as the poster boy for Brexit, appearing on magazine covers and news programs to make the case for Britain to leave the European Union. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "The man replacing Boris Johnson as Britain’s foreign secretary lobbied against Brexit," 12 July 2018 The starring role in a drag-heavy Broadway musical may seem like an odd fit for a former emo-pop poster boy. Chris Martins, Billboard, "Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie on How Cross-Dressing & 'Kinky Boots' Inspired Their New Album," 15 June 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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: a male poster child

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