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

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, genuine
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.
Encouraged by his success, in the evening, when they were sitting alone in the large study, where East lived now almost, "vice Arthur on leave," after examining the new fishing-rod, which both pronounced to be the genuine article ("play enough to throw a midge tied on a single hair against the wind, and strength enough to hold a grampus"), they naturally began talking about Arthur.
The Genuine Article supplies articles from approximately 7,000 scholarly research journals from 1989 to the present.
The people in Merrell are the genuine article and live the active lifestyle that the Merrell brand represents.
The handbags, which included fakes of Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton were often falsely sold to the public as the genuine article, fetching up to pounds 700 each.
Cale said: "I had no idea it was the genuine article.
While the genuine article might still be a little out of the Bedworth venue's reach, manager Peter Ireson has secured the talents of the next best thing in tribute band The Corrz.
Meanwhile, Pitman has an embarrassment of riches in the Martell Champion Bumper, with Patriarch, Genuine Article, Cruise The Fairway and Run For Paddy all entered.
FANS of Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture who can't afford the genuine article can now snap up a whole house for just pounds 1000.
To the eye of the beholder, the photographic image appears as real as the genuine article.