in real life


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in real life

A phrase used to indicate the existence or qualities of someone or something in reality, specifically as opposed to online. We've been texting, and he seems nice enough, but I just don't know what he's like in real life. The picture doesn't do it justice—her gown was absolutely gorgeous in real life.
See also: life, real

in real ˈlife

not the life people have in books, films/movies, plays, etc: She plays the role of a pianist in the movie, but in real life she can’t play a note.
See also: life, real