the real deal

Definition of the real deal

informal

  1. :  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

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

    :  not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory :  genuine

    :  being precisely what the name implies

  1. :  a real thing

    :  a mathematically real quantity

  1. :  very, really

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

  1. :  a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

dealplay
  1. :  part, portion

    :  a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

    :  the act or right of distributing cards to players

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

    :  to distribute (playing cards) to players

    :  administer, deliver

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

    :  bargain

    :  contract

  1. :  a board of fir or pine

    :  pine or fir wood


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