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the genuine article

The original, authentic person or thing; the very best example of a type of person or thing. You have to be careful in these market bazaars that what you're buying is the genuine article and not some cheap imitation. Though many had their doubts, the party's new leader has proven herself to be the genuine article.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

the genuine article

If you describe something or someone as the genuine article, you mean that they are the original, rather than a copy, or are a real and good example of something. His wrist-watch, in contrast to Keating's genuine article, was a cheap Hong Kong imitation of a Cartier. Their goalkeeper is the genuine article and gives the team confidence between the goalposts.
See also: article, genuine
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the genuine article

a person or thing considered to be an authentic and excellent example of their kind.
See also: article, genuine
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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