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for real

Inf. genuine; not imaginary. Ken is really strange. Is he for real? This whole day has been weird, it just isn't for real.
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for real

(spoken)
1. actually or truly When they told me I had an unlimited budget I knew this was not for real.
Usage notes: often said in reaction to what someone else says: “I don't think I'm going to the party.” “For real?”
2. as good as it seems Any time an unknown player does something amazing, people wonder if he is for real.
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for real

Actually so, genuine, as in Are your plans to move away for real? [Slang; mid-1900s]
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for real

mod. genuine; not imaginary. Ken is really strange. Is he for real?
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for real

Slang
Truly so in fact or actuality: "Is this place for real? A wolf in a ... leisure suit and a cow in a print dress wait patiently on the couch in the lobby" (Teresa Carson).
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