genuine article

genuine article

the real thing rather than a substitute. Is this the genuine article or some cheap imitation substitute? I'll take the genuine article, thanks.
See also: article

genuine article

(ˈdʒɛnjəwən ˈɑrtɪklæ and ˈdʒɛnˈjuˈwɑɪn ˈɑrtɪklæ)
n. the real thing rather than a substitute. Is this the genuine article or some cheap made substitute?
See also: article
References in classic literature ?
In every case there was some little defect, which showed the genuine article was not yet found.
My power was colossal; and it was not a mere name, as such things have generally been, it was the genuine article.
It IS fun--when you're the genuine article," agreed his Majesty.
We have really enough to do to look after the genuine article.
Yes, I consider religion a valeyable thing in a nigger, when it's the genuine article, and no mistake.
Whereabout in the bonnet and drapery announced by her name, any fragment of the real woman may be concealed, is perhaps known to her maid; but you could easily buy all you see of her, in Bond Street; or you might scalp her, and peel her, and scrape her, and make two Lady Tippinses out of her, and yet not penetrate to the genuine article.
Mr Roberts, of Rhostryfan near Caernarfon, contacted renowned Gwynedd climber Eric Jones to try to establish its authenticity - and he thinks it's the genuine article.
Photographs of the 6ft-wide plaque were emailed to the school and, together with cross-reference checks with names in the Memorial Chapel at St Cuthbert's Church in Bedlington, have led governors to believe it is the genuine article.
And while William H Macy and co are adept enough at keeping us entertained between UK series, there's nothing quite like the genuine article.
So if an item carries a well-known brand, it should be the genuine article.
In previous investigations fake condoms have had a failure rate ten times that of the genuine article.
IMITATION can start out being a form of flattery but end up a serious threat to the genuine article.
Fake soccer shirts can cost between pounds 9 and pounds 30 with the genuine article costing usually between pounds 35 and pounds 48.
This figure is made of a cold, white hard-paste porcelain, while the genuine article would have been soft-paste with a thick, slightly bluish glaze.
He claims to be giving farmers a good deal on top-of-the-range chainsaws but after checking them out the purchasers have discovered they are not the genuine article," said FUW Caernarfonshire executive officer Gwynedd Watkin.