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in the flesh

Definition of in the flesh

  1. :  in person or directly as opposed to in a picture, on television, etc. <I saw him in the flesh just three days ago.> <She was excited to see the President in the flesh.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the soft parts of the body of an animal and especially of a vertebrate

    :  the parts composed chiefly of skeletal muscle as distinguished from internal organs, bone, and integument

    :  the condition of having ample fat on the body

  1. :  to initiate or habituate especially by giving a foretaste

    :  gratify

    :  to clothe or cover with or as if with flesh


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