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genuine article

noun

the real thing, not a substitute or imitation

Examples

Her hair color is the genuine article.

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genuine article

noun

The real thing, not a substitute or imitation: that ring's the genuine article/ his artwork is the real deal


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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