the real deal

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the real deal

informal
: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

real play
  1. : of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (such as lands or tenements)

  2. : not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine

  3. : occurring or existing in actuality

  1. : a real thing

  1. : very, really

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

  2. : the basic monetary unit of Brazil — see Money Table

deal play
  1. : part, portion

  2. : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

  3. : the act or right of distributing cards to players

  1. : to give as one's portion : apportion

  2. : to distribute (playing cards) to players

  3. : administer, deliver

  1. : an act of dealing (see 2deal 3) : transaction

  2. : bargain

  3. : contract

  1. : a board of fir or pine

  2. : pine or fir wood


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