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in the flesh

Physically present, as opposed to appearing or communicating via a medium such as video; in person. He's my favorite actor! I can't believe you met him in the flesh! The attendees expected a video message from the president, but were thrilled when he arrived in the flesh.
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in the flesh

Fig. bodily present; in person; totally real. I've heard that the queen is coming here in the flesh. I've wanted aflat-screen TV for years, and now I've got one right here in the flesh.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the flesh

COMMON If you meet or see someone famous in the flesh, you actually meet or see them in real life. But what does Jamie think of his hero now, having met him in the flesh? I was early for our meeting. I'd been impatient to see him in the flesh.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

in the flesh

in person rather than via a telephone, film, article, etc.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in the ˈflesh

in somebody’s actual presence; in person: It’s very strange seeing somebody in the flesh after seeing them on television for years.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in the flesh

1. Alive.
2. In person; present.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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