Posted by ESC on November 04, 2006
In Reply to: 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.