the real deal


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the real deal

1. A person or thing who is genuinely superior or impressive in some regard and is therefore worthy of appreciation or respect. Boy, that superstar lawyer they brought in is the real deal. She's the one who took down Big Oil in court! Wow, this Corvette is the real deal! I never want to drive another car again!
2. The bare truth or facts of a matter. I'm in the middle of writing a book that gives people the real deal on the ties between elected officials and megacorporations.
See also: deal, real

the real deal

COMMON If you describe something or someone as the real deal, you mean that they are a genuine and high-quality example of something. I believed our relationship was the real deal. Both groups were hailed as the real deal, punk rockers who hadn't had private school backgrounds.
See also: deal, real

the real deal

a thing that is absolutely genuine or authentic; the real thing. informal
See also: deal, real
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In 2015, the Black Isle Show signed up to the Real Deal markets' charter, a nationwide initiative that encourages local authority trading standards and market operators to work closely together and share information so that local markets, car boot sales remain free from counterfeit goods and are a safe environment in which to shop and trade.
But the final decision lies with our contributors and it's up to them to decide which option is the real deal.
David Dickinson said: "It's great to bring the show to Middlesbrough - come along and get the Real Deal."
BY ALEX SMITH SEAN DYCHE has joked that he is the real deal - but his Burnley team are not yet.
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Pictured above (L-R) Barbara Ann Rogers, Engel & Volkers NYC; Michael Meier, Meier Real Estate; Jamie Aloia, Town Marketing Development Group; Antonio del Rosario, Town Residential; Stefan Martinovic, REBNY; Freddy Sarabia, REBNY; Paul Zweben, The Zweben Team, Douglas Elliman; Corinne Pulizter, Douglas Elliman, REBNY Membership Committee Co-Chair; Nikki Beauchamp, Engel & Volkers NYC; Barry Brandt, Argo Residential, REBNY Membership Committee Co-Chair; Jordan Preston, The Real Deal; Dan Peleg, Citi; Henry Shih, Citi; Pierre Debbas, Romer Debbas LLP; Amir Korangy, The Real Deal; Brian Phillips, Douglas Elliman
He said: "If you want your punk delivered as anthems, with a frontman who is the real deal, then look no further.
"That's why they spent that money on him - because he's the real deal.
"But the final decision lies with you - and it's your decision which option is the real deal."
The Real Deal Charter is co-ordinated by Trading Standards Officers and will provide Real Deal market procedures and advice for traders.
In May The Real Deal reported the selling price to be $30.5 million for the 50,000 square foot facility.
Birmingham-based Brain Wade and Geraldine Perry claim the broadcaster took ideas for Must Be e Music from their programme called The Real Deal, which they pitched to Sky in 2009.
Now you know this must be the real deal if John's pals finally want the womanizer to marry one of his A-lister girlfriends!
According to MGT, the Real Deal system overcomes the inaccuracies inherent in current virtual dealing practices by creating unique decks formed by real cards that have been randomly shuffled first in a process that can be verified by players and regulatory authorities.
The 50-year-old, five-time champion of the world, who earned the nickname 'The Real Deal', will turn up for one night only on September 26 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.