phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: AS LARGE AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL

Posted by ESC on November 04, 2006

In Reply to: Re: AS LARGE AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL posted by Smokey Stover on November 04, 2006

: : Dear experts,

: : Is the expression AS LARGE AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL a mere emphatic (or ironic?) variant of AS LARGE AS LIFE?

: : Thank you,
: : Yuri

: Yes, barring some peculiarity evident in the context. It certainly is ironic, but still probably just emphatic. SS

The way I've heard it: large as life and twice as ugly.