the real deal

noun

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.

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“The real deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20real%20deal. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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