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the real thing

The genuine or authentic person or thing; the most pure or untainted example of a type of person or thing. You have to be careful in these market bazaars that what you're buying is the real thing and not some cheap imitation. Though many had their doubts about her dedication to the cause, the party's new leader has proven herself to be the real thing.
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real thing

something that is genuine and not an imitation. I don't want frozen yogurt, I want the real thing! Yes, ice cream! She hates plastic that looks like wood. She wants the real thing.
See also: real, thing
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But like my feelings about most of Madeleine Bistro's faux items, no matter how artistic, being a confirmed nonvegan I'd really prefer the real thing.
And just like the real thing, the top prize doesn't always go to the table-topping bosses.
Despite fantastic performances of You To Me Are Everything and Cry Me A River last Saturday, the Real Thing were narrowly beaten in the TV contest by Scottish duo Hue And Cry.
He said: "It's the closest you can get to the real thing, but at a fraction of the cost.
Granted, the funny suits and homosexual caprice came first; but these days one cannot help suspecting a willie (or a fanny) of being an ironic quotation, so it's important to know how genitalia in inverted commas are to be distinguished from the real thing.
The grenades were the type used in training - explosive, but with a reduced charge that is not nearly the threat of the real thing, said Officer Michelle Esposito of the California Highway Patrol.
He revealed: "It's absolute awe, they always ask you if it's the real thing.
a group of European researchers report they can make artificial antibodies that match the real thing when it comes to detecting minute quantities of two drugs in blood serum.
With $8 billion worth of deals in 18 months, is InterActiveCorp the real thing or just another house of cards?
The Stone Roses Experience will take to the stage for a performance that promises to be the closest you will ever get to the sights and sounds of a concert b y the real thing.
Thus, the absence of "asymmetric amnesia' may be a strong indicator of feigned multiple personalities, says Eich, whereas the presence of the phenomenon may signal the real thing.
If you can eat the real thing, why bother with weird duplicates?
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Nintendo designers spent months researching how best to make the game experience resemble the real thing.
The visit from Dorosy, the real thing, took, Thies says.