the genuine article

noun

: the real thing
A lot of people pretend to be cowboys, but he's the genuine article.

Examples of the genuine article in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a word-of-mouth element to the scene: When fans hear the genuine article, the news travels. Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic, 22 June 2024 At times, these experiments feel like a close, loving approximation of the genuine article. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 As a consumer, I’ve been conditioned to prize the real deal, the genuine article. Bynick Rockel, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 In a world full of glossy fakery, its self-vandalizing, clown-school bloodletting was the genuine article. Elizabeth Nelson, The New Yorker, 21 Sep. 2023 The result is essentially a two-tier business model where lonely guys looking for a 3 a.m. chat session can talk with Marjorie’s machine mimic, while die-hard fans willing to shell out a bit more can pay for the genuine article. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2023 But while most of these are in at least some sense a Twitter clone, Bluesky feels like the genuine article: a near one-for-one replica of Twitter in its early days, with the key difference that it is decentralized. Casey Newton, The Verge, 2 May 2023 The film featured footage of animal and human deaths, some real and some fabricated, but all presented as the genuine article and cumulatively intended to disturb even the most tough-stomached of viewers. Clark Collis, EW.com, 17 Mar. 2023

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“The genuine article.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20genuine%20article. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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