[Motivation]
보통 캠페인이나 포스터들을 보면 아이들이 많이 나온다.
포스터에 나오는 아동들은 표정이나 제스쳐가 강렬해서, 무엇을 상징하는 경우가 많은데, 이처럼 “어떤 사실이나 의미를 대표적으로 나타내주는 사람 또는 사물”을 가리켜 poster child라고 한다.
[Phrase]
Poster child:
  1. [Definition]Fig. someone who is a classic example of a state or type of person.
    1. She is a poster child for soccer moms.
[Video] - 비디오를 보면 확실하게 이해할수 있다.
  • But the product in the blue box in the center is my poster child.
  • Supposedly I’m the poster child for alumni making the world a better place.  
  • I’m not who you want to be your poster girl.
[From Movies]
  • He’s the poster child for lead paint chip eaters! (Ace Ventura)
  • She’s like a goddamn poster child for high school. (Sugar and Spice)
  • Yeah, I really was… until I became the poster child for wounded women everywhere. (Sex and the City)
  • You’re the poster child for the DSM III. (American Splendor)
  • he’s the poster child for the next millennium. (Devil’s Advocate)
[From Twitter]
  • Chicago is a poster child for urban triage planning, which the new urbanism advocates.
  • Happy birthday to the Street Fighter poster child: Ryu turns 50 today.

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