genuine article

Main Entry:  genuine article
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the real thing, not a substitute or imitation
Example:  Her hair color is the genuine article.
Usage:  slang
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genuine article definition

[ˈdʒɛnjəwən ˈɑrtɪklæ] or [ˈdʒɛnˈjuˈwɑɪn ˈɑrtɪklæ]
  1. n.
    the real thing rather than a substitute. : Is this the genuine article or some cheap made substitute?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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