big\ as\ life\ and\ twice\ as\ natural

• big as life
• large as life
adj. phr.
1. • life-size
the same size as the living person or thing.

The statue of Jefferson was big as life.

The characters on the screen were life-size.

2. • big as life and twice as natural
informal
In person; real and living.

I had not seen him for years, but there he was, big as life and twice as natural.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • big\ as\ life — • big as life • large as life adj. phr. 1. • life size the same size as the living person or thing. The statue of Jefferson was big as life. The characters on the screen were life size. 2. • big as life and twice as natural informal In person;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • big as life — or[large as life] {adj. phr.} 1. or[life size] The same size as the living person or thing. * /The statue of Jefferson was big as life./ * /The characters on the screen were life size./ 2. or[big as life and twice as natural] {informal} In… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big as life — or[large as life] {adj. phr.} 1. or[life size] The same size as the living person or thing. * /The statue of Jefferson was big as life./ * /The characters on the screen were life size./ 2. or[big as life and twice as natural] {informal} In… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • twice as natural — See: BIG AS LIFE or BIG AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • twice as natural — See: BIG AS LIFE or BIG AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • twice\ as\ natural — See: big as life or big as life and twice as natural …   Словарь американских идиом

  • life-size — • big as life • large as life adj. phr. 1. • life size the same size as the living person or thing. The statue of Jefferson was big as life. The characters on the screen were life size. 2. • big as life and twice as natural informal In person;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • natural — See: BIG AS LIFE or BIG AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • natural — See: BIG AS LIFE or BIG AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • natural — See: big as life or big as life and twice as natural …   Словарь американских идиом

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