the real deal


: something or someone that is real or genuine : a thing or person that is not a copy or imitation
These diamonds aren't fake. They're the real deal.
That guy looked so much like Elvis, I almost thought he was the real deal.

Examples of the real deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coach Prime may be legit, and time will tell whether his first Colorado team is the real deal, but after selling out its football stadium for a different sport, Nebraska is now a volleyball school. Kevin Scarbinsky | , al, 7 Sep. 2023 Lewis notes that this bargain buy was painted on a panel by Renaissance Panels, a brand Wyeth typically used, which tipped her off that this could be the real deal. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 6 Sep. 2023 The tech industry loves trying to convince us that this next thing is going to be the real deal, transforming society and generating billions in the process. Noah Giansiracusa, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2023 The brand’s shoes are the real deal, with sky-high stacks that have been known to turn even the most casual joggers into die-hard fans. Talene Appleton, Men's Health, 7 July 2023 Buying three, full-size luxury candles for under $40 feels like robbery, but this set is the real deal. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 6 July 2023 Mostly just stared at that challenging December stretch that will decide whether a team that, on paper, looks close to Super Bowl quality is the the real deal or not. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 21 Aug. 2023 Though only Brady and Shayk can know for certain whether their attachment is the real deal or merely a passing fling, insiders are beginning to shed light on their relationship status. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 July 2023 New quarterback Husan Longstreet is the real deal for explosive Huskies. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The real deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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