the genuine article


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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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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

the genuine article

a person or thing considered to be an authentic and excellent example of their kind.
See also: article, genuine
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In every case there was some little defect, which showed the genuine article was not yet found.
My power was colossal; and it was not a mere name, as such things have generally been, it was the genuine article.
It IS fun--when you're the genuine article," agreed his Majesty.
We have really enough to do to look after the genuine article.
Yes, I consider religion a valeyable thing in a nigger, when it's the genuine article, and no mistake.
Whereabout in the bonnet and drapery announced by her name, any fragment of the real woman may be concealed, is perhaps known to her maid; but you could easily buy all you see of her, in Bond Street; or you might scalp her, and peel her, and scrape her, and make two Lady Tippinses out of her, and yet not penetrate to the genuine article.
Encouraged by his success, in the evening, when they were sitting alone in the large study, where East lived now almost, "vice Arthur on leave," after examining the new fishing-rod, which both pronounced to be the genuine article ("play enough to throw a midge tied on a single hair against the wind, and strength enough to hold a grampus"), they naturally began talking about Arthur.
Mr Thomson told the court: "These were examined by those familiar with the genuine article and were found to be counterfeit.
Use the videos three prompts - look, feel and tilt, to make sure your banknotes are the genuine article.
From fake "Kobe beef", to imitation Parmesan cheese, to why restaurants can legally lie when they claim their food is "organic", "dry aged", "heritage breed" or "wild caught", and more, Real Food, Fake Food teaches viewers how to recognize authentic meats, cheeses, wine/spirits, and seafood, and ensure that the delicacies they enjoy are the genuine article.
Its purpose is to allow JSP products to be clearly identified as the genuine article and JSP says because each helmet is unique, wearers can also use the company's pioneering online tracing and verification system, JSPCheck, to determine the authenticity of their head protection.
However, Cheshire property owner Stephen Ames cannot prove whether they are the genuine article or not.
Dannie Ting, 47, also aroused suspicion because he was wearing a badge smaller than the genuine article.
It's a tale with few surprises and little dramatic excitement, but Boseman is very good and his voice, moves and mannerisms are impressive enough to distract us from the fact that he looks nothing like the genuine article.
Settling on the second-row, he looks the genuine article at Leinster.
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