the real thing

noun

Definition of the real thing

: something that is genuine and not a copy or imitation : something that is truly valuable or important The diamond turned out to be the real thing. You've done very well in your training. Let's just hope you're ready for the real thing.

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“The real thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20real%20thing. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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