see (one) in the flesh

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see (one) in the flesh

To see someone in person whom one only knows at a distance, especially through a medium such as film, music, theater, etc. After years of idolizing the singer, it was a bit anticlimactic seeing her in the flesh. We've been corresponding for years by mail, so it was wonderful finally seeing him in the flesh at the conference.
See also: flesh, see