poster children

English translation: symbols // emblems // embodiments

English term or phrase:poster children
Selected answer:symbols // emblems // embodiments
Entered by: alen botica

20:24 Sep 16, 2006
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management / merger
English term or phrase: poster children
The fallen angles of these headlines - the Vivendis, MCIs, and Enrons, first served as the poster children for growth by acquisition.
alen botica
Local time: 03:38
symbols // emblems // embodiments
This is the meaning.

And it would be "fallen angels".
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Robert Forstag
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Local time: 21:38
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symbols // emblems // embodiments

This is the meaning.

And it would be "fallen angels".

Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 21:38
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Balaban Cerit
11 mins
  -> Thank you, Balaban.

agree  Dave Calderhead: Reference to the successful Colours of Beneton campaign with posters showing children of different skin colour
17 mins
  -> I think the phrase may predate Beneton's campaign, at least in the US. I think that as far back as the sixties, the March of Dimes would have a "poster child" for each of their annual campaigns to raise money for children with birth defects. Thanks, Dave.

agree  Michael Barnett: Icon. I always thought it had originated with the posters of destitute children that NGOs would display with their solicitations.
23 mins
  -> Or with the March of Dimes (see previous note). Thank you, Michael.

agree  niczav: Like Michael's 'icon'
30 mins
  -> Except that "icon" is usually not used ironically or sarcastically, as is the case with "poster child".

agree  JaneTranslates: Sorry, didn't see your correction on "angels" until after I wrote my comment above. I fully agree with your answer and comments.
51 mins
  -> Thank you, JT.

agree  Alexander Demyanov
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Alex.

agree  RHELLER: excellent examples of
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Rita. :)

agree  KathyT
3 hrs
  -> Thank you, KathyT.

agree  NancyLynn
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Nancy.

agree  Ioanna Karamanou
6 hrs

agree  Sophia Finos (X)
6 hrs

agree  Alfa Trans (X)
10 hrs

agree  Suzan Hamer: and about March of Dimes being probably the earliest example of this.
13 hrs

agree  MikeGarcia: Haiiiooooo Silver!!!!
13 hrs

agree  airmailrpl: -
14 hrs

agree  Alexandra Tussing
1 day 1 hr
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