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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.
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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.
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the genuine article

a person or thing considered to be an authentic and excellent example of their kind.
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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
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Saudi national Fatima Ahmed was incredulous when asked about the genuineness of raffles.
I think its worth trying the genuineness strategy or the 'roots approach' over the next years
The time for refund of the money and for furnishing documents in support of refund made directly to the investors had been extended but not the direction for providing application forms and other documents for verifying the genuineness of the investors.
Some of the members have also stated Coffee Shop Millionaire review that speaks for the genuineness of the company.
The speculation about the genuineness of Zamzam water supplied by the Zamzam Office is not true and unfortunate," he said, attributing doubts to ignorance of religious knowledge, because Zamzam is a river in paradise that will never dry up.
But a happy ending might be in store, as the man who runs the shop is charmed by Ryoichi's genuineness, and Ryoichi is charmed in return, in spite of the rumors that Ren is connected to the mob.
We'll also impose stricter and clearer tests on the genuineness of a relationship, including the ability to speak the same language and to know each other's circumstances.
After reviewing the questionnaires, the pool was narrowed to 78 who were then brought in for individual blind interviews with questions-Bare Es-centuals' execs remained behind a wall listening to each woman answer the blind interview questions, seeking women who not only shared similar values with the brand, but whose beauty became palpable through their personality and the compassion, honesty, confidence and genuineness conveyed in their responses.
In this update of the 2004 edition (of a guide first published in 1992), a gemologist who has written other books on gems and jewelry discusses the types of pearls, criteria for judging the genuineness and quality of pearls and pearl jewelry, how to care for and wear them (including the practical aspect of usable clasps), and pricing factors.
READ Higgerson's views at Shadow shipping minister Jim Fitzpatrick said the reports "called into question the genuineness of the consultation process".
He also questioned the genuineness of the documents placed before the GCM by the prosecution.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki asked the White House leaders to make an explicit and official announcement on the authenticity of the documents released by the WikiLeaks website and openly declare if they approve the genuineness of these reports.
The case demonstrated the difficulty of persuading a jury of the genuineness of one OVD against a fake, but it also showed that the whole incident could have been prevented if the IHMA's Hologram Image Register had been used by OVD Kinegram to register the Schengen Visa and HDI to check the HIR before producing the hologram.
There is an acid test for determining the genuineness of a Catholic charity.
OB), a provider of camera-initiated transaction solutions for mobile devices, announced on 23 October that TecCom, a B2B platform for the automotive replacement part market, has chosen NeoMedia to help identify the genuineness of security coded automotive parts.